Thanks to the vocal support and hard work of hundreds of thousands of people around the world, we are on track to achieve what some thought impossible less than a decade ago.
Here's a glimpse of what we, as a planet, have achieved so far.
In 2000, when the World Bank declared AIDS a development crisis, virtually no one living with HIV outside the developed world was receiving lifesaving therapy. Not anymore. Since the formation of the Global Fund in 2002, the level of care for people living with HIV has completely transformed.
But combating AIDS is about more than treating those infected with the virus. Working through local partnerships and other service organizations, the Global Fund has provided over 150 million HIV counseling and testing sessions and 5 million basic care and support services for orphans and vulnerable children. And by providing specialized treatment to over a million HIV-positive pregnant women, we've been able to dramatically reduce mother-to-child transmission. We are working to achieve the world's goal that no child will be born with HIV by 2015. Learn more
Today, 3.3 billion people – half the world's population – are at risk of malaria, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes. In sub-Saharan Africa, insecticide-treaded mosquito nets have proven to be one of the most effective ways to fight the epidemic. By distributing these nets to families, providing indoor residual spraying, and delivering over 142 million malaria drug treatments throughout the world, we are on track to eliminate malaria as a public health problem in most affected countries. Learn more
Tackling the global tuberculosis burden begins with a treatment protocol developed by the World Health Organization. In recent years, the Global Fund has been able to dramatically expand the success of this initiative — in 2008, we detected and treated 1.3 million cases of tuberculosis; last year, we treated over 1.7 million. At this pace, we can cut 1990's tuberculosis mortality rate in half by 2015. Learn more
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