Over the past 10 years the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has been successful in saving the lives of over six million people. One of the key reasons the Fund has been so successful is that, unlike any other large international donor agency, it has always responded to the real needs of the countries it gives money to, encouraging them to tackle the three diseases as fully as possible.
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has been possibly the most important initiative to improve global health ever undertaken. Never before have so many nations come together for a joint undertaking with such grand ambitions for global health and the Fund has not disappointed.
Last week, the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria announced that it would no longer be disbursing its 11th round of funding due to insufficient liquidity as a result of donors failing to meet funding pledges.
The Global Fund is the single largest financier of anti-AIDS, TB and Malaria programs worldwide. It is also hugely successful with a proven track record for delivering results on the ground -through their AIDS programs alone they have saved an estimated 6 million lives since 2002.
We are pleased to announce our Action call for July, titled: ‘A child’s life saved every forty seconds’ what comes next for vaccines? The aim of this month’s action is to develop long term financial support from the European Commission for both the GAVI alliance and for research and development into new vaccines for diseases like TB, Malaria and HIV/AIDS.
In order to express positive stories of aid within the media, I wrote a letter to the editor of a local publication. The letter itself can be found attached.
As one of the most effective bodies funding health in the developing world, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is facing a funding crisis. These three diseases kill more than 5 million people every year.
The 1st December is World Aids Day. To mark the occasion RESULTS activists will be writing to their MPs about the potential for a currency transaction levy to raise vital additional funds for global health, and to help to meet the $28-37 billion funding gap for meeting the health-related Millennium Development Goals.