Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Indonesia, Germany and Global Fund sign new debt swap agreement to fight TB

JAKARTA, 14 April 2021 – Germany, Indonesia, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed a new agreement that will increase support to tuberculosis programs in Indonesia. That will be achieved by converting €50 million of debt owed by Indonesia to Germany into investments in public health programs supported by the Global Fund in Indonesia.

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New Global Fund report shows massive disruption to health care caused by COVID-19 in Africa and Asia

GENEVA, 13 April 2021 – A new report by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria shows COVID-19 has massively disrupted health systems and health service delivery for HIV, TB and malaria in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia in 2020. The report highlights the urgent need to scale up the adaptive measures that health facilities adopted to continue the fight against HIV, TB, malaria, to ramp up delivery of critical supplies for the COVID-19 response, and prevent health care systems and community responses from collapse.

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TB testing in 2020 dropped drastically due to COVID-19

Global Fund surveys in 13 countries with the highest TB burden in the world reveal that 29% fewer people were tested for TB compared to 2019.

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Global Fund Board signals strong commitment to sustain the fight against HIV, TB, malaria while supporting the global response to COVID-19

GENEVA, 12 November 2020 − The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria met virtually for the 44th Board meeting this week to discuss the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, development of the next Global Fund strategy and progress in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria.

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COVID-19 Information Note: "Catch-up" plans to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on TB services

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with inputs from partners, released a document providing guidance to countries on preparing and updating plans to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on TB services with the overall goal to restore and accelerate TB services to meet national and global targets to end TB.

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Global Fund partnership has saved 38 million lives – but COVID-19 could wipe out progress

GENEVA, 14 September 2020 − A new report by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a call to action to urgently invest to protect decades of progress against HIV, TB and malaria that are being derailed as a knock-on effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Global Fund COVID-19 report: Deaths from HIV, TB and malaria could almost double in 12 months unless urgent action is taken

GENEVA, 24 June 2020 – A new report released by the Global Fund today estimates that countries affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria urgently need US$28.5 billion to protect the extraordinary progress achieved in the fight against the three diseases in the past two decades.

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Global Fund survey: Majority of HIV, TB and malaria programs face disruptions as a result of COVID-19

The latest survey results of Global Fund-supported programs across 106 countries show widespread disruptions to HIV, TB and malaria service delivery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting approximately three-quarters of HIV, TB and malaria programs.

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Global Fund supports 11 countries in response to COVID-19

GENEVA – The Global Fund announced today that 11 countries have so far used financial assistance from the Global Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Global Fund issues new guidance in response to COVID-19

GENEVA, 04 March 2020 – The Global Fund announced today new guidance to enable countries to strengthen their response to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, by using existing grants in a swift, nimble and pragmatic way.

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