The Global Fund
1 day's HIV-related training for a nurse in Africa
points was 10,000 points
SKU code 1113-04
The Global Fund is the world’s leading funder of programmes to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Created in 2002 as a public-private partnership to combat the three diseases, it has supported more than 1000 programs in 151 countries, providing AIDS treatment for 4.2 million people, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 9.7 million people and 310 million insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria. The Global Fund also accounts for a quarter of the world’s funding for AIDS programmes in the developing world.
More than 33 million people worldwide are infected with HIV, of whom 2.5 million were children. In 2009 there were 1.8 million AIDS-related deaths. About 95 percent of all infected people live in developing countries.
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among HIV-infected people; the World Health Organization estimates that tuberculosis (TB) accounts for up to a third of AIDS deaths worldwide. An estimated 14 million people worldwide are infected with active TB, which is a disease of poverty affecting mainly young adults in their most productive years. In 2009 there were 9.4 million new cases of TB and 1.7 million deaths, including 380,000 deaths from TB among people with HIV. As for AIDS, the vast majority of deaths from TB are in the developing world.
About 3.3 billion people – half the world’s population – are at risk of malaria, which is endemic in 106 countries. In 2009 there were an estimated 225 million cases and some 800,000 people died, the vast majority of them children in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.The vast majority of people globally living with HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and those affected by malaria do not have access to treatment. The Global Fund channels two-thirds of the international financing provided to fight TB and malaria, and a fifth of the international financing against AIDS.
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