GENEVA – When Uzbekistan earned WHO certification as malaria free, it was a major achievement in global health that demonstrates what is possible when partners coordinate preventive efforts, the Global Fund said today.
“It’s an extraordinary outcome,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “We applaud Uzbekistan’s success, and we are delighted that the Global Fund was able to contribute to it.”
Women and girls continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, TB and malaria. Gender inequality, discrimination, violence, limited access to education and a lack of tailored services inhibit women’s and girls’ access to health care and fuel new infections.
Les femmes et les jeunes filles continuent d’être touchées de manière disproportionnée par le VIH, la tuberculose et le paludisme. Les inégalités de genre, la discrimination, la violence, un accès restreint à l’éducation et l’absence de services adaptés entravent l’accès des femmes et des filles aux soins de santé et alimentent de nouvelles infections.
JOHANNESBURG – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria strengthened its partnership with South Africa in the fight against HIV, announcing a new grant aimed at capitalizing on strong HIV programs to make even greater progress in treatment and prevention, in protecting and promoting human rights, and in strengthening health systems.
The grant, for US$369 million, includes specific efforts aimed at lowering HIV infection rates among adolescent girls and young women who are disproportionately affected by the disease.
JOHANNESBURG – To mark World AIDS Day, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is celebrating tremendous progress against HIV and embracing new efforts by partners to take action toward ending the epidemic.
On 1 December, the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, the Global Fund is joining partners in South Africa and beyond with collective action to expand treatment and prevention, with an added focus on lowering infection rates in young women and other key populations who are disproportionately affected by HIV.