Johannesburg - The hit television program "Big Brother Africa Revolution" and African private sector companies are supporting the Global Fund's fight against malaria by contributing funds from a high-profile awareness-raising campaign, undertaken as part of the United Against Malaria campaign.
Addis Ababa - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's Board of Directors has made an overall approval of grants with a two-year commitment of US$2.4 billion.
It is the ninth time the Global Fund Board approved new proposals to support programs fighting the three diseases. The total two-year value of the programs recommended for funding was US$2.4 billion; the second largest ever approved by the Global Fund, following a US$2.75 billion round in 2008.
Major upscaling of malaria prevention in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria
Geneva - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced today that it has transferred USD 336 million to Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria to pay for the provision of more than 50 million long-lasting insecticidal nets in the next few months. Together, this will amount to a 2/3 increase of the number of bed nets in Africa through Global Fund supported programmes.
Ninety per cent of malaria deaths occur in Africa.
Largest malaria agreement ever signed by the Global Fund
Geneva - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria announced today that a newly signed agreement will provide the resources for 30 million bednets, half the number needed to meet universal coverage by December 2010.
Geneva - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has suspended its funding to the Executive Secretariat of Mauritania's National AIDS Committee after it found evidence of fraudulent and unjustified expenditures.
Kampala - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said that it is committed to working with the government and other partners in Uganda to accelerate the implementation of Global Fund-supported HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs.
"We are very pleased to be strengthening our relationship with Uganda, a very important partner of the Global Fund," said Dr William Paton, Director of Country Programs of the Global Fund, who travelled to Kampala to discuss the Global Fund's ongoing engagement and commitment in Uganda.
Le Directeur exécutif du Fonds mondial se rend au Togo
Lomé (16 juillet 2009) - Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme et le ministre de la Santé du Togo ont signé, aujourd'hui, un accord de subvention VIH/sida de 20 millions d'euros au titre de la première partie d'une subvention nationale sur cinq ans qui permettra au Togo de renforcer le traitement et les soins aux personnes vivant avec le VIH.
« Je me réjouis de pouvoir me joindre au ministre de la Santé Komlan Mally pour signer l'accord de subvention VIH de la série 8 entre le …
Global Fund Executive Director Visits Togo
Lomé (16 July 2009) - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Ministry of Health today signed a grant agreement worth € 20 million over two years for HIV and AIDS, the first part of a five-year national grant that will allow Togo to scale-up treatment and care for people living with HIV.
"I am delighted to be able to join Minister of Health Komlan Mally in signing Togo's Round 8 HIV grant agreement with the Global Fund," said Professor Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund, who …
88 Million Bed Nets Distributed for Malaria
Geneva - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced that 2.3 million people living with HIV have been reached with lifesaving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through AIDS programs it supports, a 31 per cent increase over results reported a year ago.
Global Fund-supported tuberculosis programs have so far put more than 5.4 million people on effective TB drugs treatment. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among HIV-infected people; the World Health Organization estimates that TB accounts for up to a …
2008 represented a defining moment in the
history of the Global Fund, with the implementation of a new Secretariat
structure and its move to becoming an administratively autonomous international
financing institution. The year was also marked by a high level of activity,
innovation and growth that reflects a dynamic organization which is effectively
managing its transition from adolescence to adulthood.
1. This report sets out findings and recommendations of the Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) audit of the Global Fund (GF) grants to Tanzania. The field work for the audit was carried out from January 19 to February 20, 2009.
2. The audit of the Global Fund grants to Tanzania was conducted as part of the OIG work plan for 2009.
Audit Objectives and Scope
This fact sheet outlines the principles and approach in determining the number of people on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) for HIV/AIDS treatment, with a breakdown of the results by country, and answers to commonly-asked questions.
Question 1: How many people are receiving ARVs from programs supported by Global Fund grants?
As of June 1st 2009, programs supported by the Global Fund have reported 2.3 million people currently on ARVs for treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Question 2: What is the regional breakdown of people currently receiving ARVs?
Just days ahead of World Malaria Day 2009 Comic Relief has awarded £6.3m in funding to Malaria Consortium and the Global Fund to help protect over 1m people in Africa from malaria.
Comic Relief selected Malaria Consortium and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as recipients of these awards to ensure that long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLINs) and life-saving drugs reach malaria-affected communities quickly. The charity has awarded £4.3m to Malaria Consortium, the world's leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the control of malaria, …
Caceres - Donors to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria met in Caceres, Spain, March 31 - April 1 to review progress and to assess funding needs midway through its current three-year funding cycle.
In their first meeting since the replenishment conference held in Berlin in 2007, delegates representing 28 donor countries and foundations welcomed the evidence of impact of Global Fund grants against the three diseases, which they said provides powerful arguments for scaling up programs.
Delegates praised Spain, which hosted the conference, for raising its …
Geneva - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria warmly welcomes the announcement by the United States government that it will contribute US$ 900 million for 2009.
The renewed commitment is the highest contribution ever made by the U.S. to the Global Fund since its inception in 2002. The 2009 amount is an increase of US$60 million over the U.S. contribution for 2008. With this new contribution, total U.S.