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08 Mar 2016 description
report Pact

by Corinne Reilly

International Women’s Day — today — is more than a celebration of women’s achievements. It’s also a call to action to advance gender equality around the world.

At Pact, we work every day to empower women and girls. Last year, we helped 2.3 million people gain better access to health and social services — more than half of them women. Of the nearly 900,000 people who boosted their income with Pact’s help in 2015, 97 percent were women.

05 Oct 2015 description
report The Global Fund

I. Background

The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation and Africa’s 55th country, following a referendum in January 2011 when it seceded from the Republic of Sudan. It is a federal state composed of 10 states and 79 counties with an estimated population of 11.3 million. South Sudan faces security challenges particularly in the states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile which continue to experience outbreaks of conflict.

Disease burden in South Sudan

14 Aug 2014 description
report The Global Fund

Zambia: Power of Partnerships

Irene Sinzi stood eagerly outside of her home in the village of Mufumbwe, in Zambia’s North-Western province, waiting to receive her insecticide-treated net. It was an important day for Irene and her one-year-old child, as the Government of Zambia is undertaking the mass distribution of nearly nine million nets, simultaneously distributing them to all provinces across the country.

“I’ve had malaria before and it was terrible,” said the 21-year old mother. “I’m so happy because this mosquito net will protect us from malaria.”

12 Jul 2013 description
report The Global Fund

New Approach to Funding – a “Striking Change”

01 Feb 2013 description

Geneva – A world-first online resource has been launched to help strengthen the ability of healthcare systems in developing countries respond to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have produced a comprehensive web-based toolkit that enables countries such as South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Haiti to set up and bolster their own response mechanisms to these major global diseases.