What Everyone Should Know about the Global Fund’s 2015 Results Report

When the Global Fund was created in 2002, the epidemics caused by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria were overwhelming countries across the globe. Fast forward to 2015, and the new Global Fund Results Report shows how far we've come. Here, we highlight some of this incredible global progress.

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  1. As of October 2015, the Global Fund has disbursed more than $28 billion to programs for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

  2. The world's largest public health financier, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria coordinates with partners such as health ministries, donor governments, civil society and faith-based organizations, private sector partners and other multilateral organizations to support lifesaving prevention and treatment services across the globe.
  3. Since 2002, the Global Fund has saved 17 million lives, and is on track to save a total of 22 million lives by the end of 2016.

  4. Current projections for 2015 and 2016 show that approximately 2 million lives will be saved each year through programs supported by the Global Fund. If these projections hold, by the end of 2016 the Global Fund will have saved a total of 22 million lives since 2002.
  5. Since 2002, progress in the fight against these epidemics has been staggering in countries where the Global Fund invests.

  6. In countries that receive Global Fund financing, the death toll from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria decreased from 4.2 million in 2002 to 2.7 million in 2014. Partnerships and countries supported by Global Fund grants have created significant advances in prevention and increased access to treatment and care.
  7. 8.1 million people are now on antiretroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS.

  8. The number of deaths caused by AIDS has fallen from 2 million in 2004 to 1.1 million in 2014, a decrease of more than 40 percent. The world has seen a dramatic increase in access to antiretroviral therapy, growing from 4 percent coverage in 2005 to 21 percent in 2010 to 40 percent in 2014, thanks to the collective efforts of governments and other partners, including the Global Fund.
  9. 13.2 million people globally have received treatment for tuberculosis.

  10. Global Fund investments account for over three-quarters of all international financing to fight tuberculosis. Since 2002, the Global Fund has distributed more than $4.7 billion to tuberculosis programs in more than 100 countries. Between 2000 and 2014, there was a 29 percent decrease in the number of deaths from the disease. Without intervention, the number of deaths from tuberculosis would have been more than three times higher in 2014.
  11. 548 million mosquito nets have been distributed to prevent malaria.

  12. Between 2000 and 2014, the number of deaths caused by malaria decreased by 48 percent. Long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets have allowed for an increase in protection of children and families, and the number of people at risk for malaria who now have access to mosquito nets has grown drastically from 7 percent in 2005 to 56 percent in 2014. Thanks to this increased coverage and other preventative measures, a staggering 155 million cases of malaria have been averted. Most importantly, Global Fund grants have helped to decrease the mortality rate of children under age 5 by one-third in 68 malaria-endemic countries.
  13. More than 1/3 of Global Fund investments are dedicated to building resilient and sustainable systems for health.

  14. The 2014-2015 Ebola crisis in West Africa illustrated how local disease outbreaks and weak health systems can contribute to a rapid spread of disease. The Global Fund is working to strengthen the relationship between funding for disease-specific programming and cross-cutting health services. Both are essential to building resilient and sustainable systems for health.
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