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Coca-Cola’s “Project Last Mile” Expands to Liberia and Swaziland Strengthening Health Systems across Africa

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:19
Today at the European Development Days, The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, in partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced the latest expansion of “Project Last Mile” with innovative programs to strengthen local health systems in Liberia and Swaziland. Launched in 2010 to transform the delivery of medical supplies in Tanzania, Project Last Mile has since worked with Ministries of Health in Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa to improve the availability of essential medicines.

Remembering Babatunde Osotimehin

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 06:38
The Global Fund expressed its profound sadness at the news that Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, passed away. He was 68 years old.

UNHCR and Global Fund Strengthen Partnership to Expand Health Services to Refugees

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:02
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed an agreement intended to improve health services for refugees and other displaced communities. This new agreement will strengthen UNHCR’s humanitarian response - focusing on public health and education as well as emergency care.

Global Fund welcomes Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director-General of WHO

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:10
The Global Fund congratulates Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his election as the new Director-General of World Health Organization.

Global Fund Rates Highly in Australian Aid Review

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 09:50
The Global Fund scored a top rating for its effective investment of donor money to respond to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in a newly released Multilateral Performance Assessment published in the Performance of Australian Aid Report by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  The assessment confirmed the Global Fund as a strong, results-driven partner, giving consistent ratings of 5 out of 6 across its six criteria.

Global Fund Accelerates Efforts To End Epidemics

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 19:45
At its 37th Meeting, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria took significant steps toward increasing impact and maximizing effectiveness in its goal of ending epidemics, which will achieve greater health security and long-term prosperity.

Global Fund Board Selects New Chair and Vice-Chair

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 15:42
The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria selected Aida Kurtović as its new Chair, after serving as Vice-Chair for the past two years. The Board also selected Ambassador John Simon as incoming Vice-Chair.

Liberia and Global Fund Deepen Partnership in Building Systems for Health

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:19
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf today outlined strategic areas of partnership between Liberia and the Global Fund, stressing the need to accelerate the process of building resilient and sustainable systems for health to prevent disease outbreaks. Liberia was the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak that claimed more than 11,000 lives across West Africa.

New Global Fund Grant Aims for Malaria Elimination in the Mekong

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:34
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will continue to support five Southeast Asian countries to expand efforts against malaria, and aim to eliminate the most deadly strain of malaria.

Partnership Supports Launch of Malaria Vaccine Pilots in Three African Countries

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:05
The world’s first malaria vaccine, RTS,S, has moved a step closer to a global rollout following WHO’s announcement that Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin administering the vaccine in 2018.

Global Fund Names Rutger de Witt Wijnen Interim General Counsel

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:51
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced that with effect from 1 June 2017, Rutger de Witt Wijnen will become Interim General Counsel at the Global Fund.

Global Fund Welcomes Italy’s €140 million Contribution

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:50
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomed a contribution of €140 million from the government of Italy for the three-year period beginning in 2017, a strong demonstration of Italy’s leadership in global health.

The Global Fund and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Partner to Prevent and Control Cervical Cancer

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 18:06
Today leaders of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon signed an agreement to collaborate on programming to prevent cervical cancer. HIV positive women are up to five times more likely to develop cervical cancer, so routine screening and treatment is essential for this population. Screening and treatment for cervical pre-cancer is a cost-effective intervention, costing less than $25 per woman. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon will work with countries to integrate cervical cancer programming into their HIV/AIDS grants from the Global Fund, building on efforts by national governments and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Global Fund Names Sylvie Billion Interim Chief Financial Officer

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:22
The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced that Sylvie Billion, Deputy CFO and Treasurer, will become Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Japan Secures US$313 million Contribution to the Global Fund

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:30
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the Japanese Diet’s passage of the fiscal 2016 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2017 budget, which includes Japan’s contribution of US$313 million to the Global Fund.

Global Fund and Inter-Parliamentary Union Sign MOU

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:21
The Global Fund and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote mutual advocacy, engage in joint technical work and raise awareness in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria and building resilient and sustainable systems for health.

Senegal and the Global Fund Extend Their Partnership

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 16:16
The Honorable Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, today welcomed a delegation from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria led by Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director. The meeting marked the official signing of the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the Global Fund, a symbolic step in strengthening the partnership between the Global Fund and Senegal that has been in place for 15 years. Senegal is now the 15th country to sign the agreement; Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Burkina Faso, Rwanda as well as some ten European and African states have already done so.

Global Fund Receives Top Marks in Performance Review

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 16:08
Published today, the assessment noted an overall strong performance by the Global Fund in all 12 of its criteria. Key strengths identified point to the Global Fund’s commitment to delivering impact and value for money: clear strategic direction and a proactive approach to innovation and change; results-based budgeting well aligned to strategy within a low operational budget; early identification of operational and financial risks; and vibrant and effective partnerships, particularly those that work with civil society and leverage private sector skills to address operational gaps.

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