The Global Fund has released its results report for 2012, entitled “Strategic Investments for Impact.” The 94-page report provides comprehensive information on the achievements of programmes supported by the Global Fund through June 2012, and discusses some of the strategic issues the Fund is currently addressing.
The “big numbers” in the report, such as number of lives saved and number of people on treatment, were reported in July at the time of the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC (see GFO article). The results report provides additional details such as the regional breakdown of the numbers and the proportion of international funding contributed by the Global Fund.
With respect to regional breakdowns, the report provides information such as the following:
- In the 18 months ending in June 2012, the largest increase in the number of people receiving antiretroviral therapy was in Latin America and the Caribbean (up by 31%).
- In that same period, more than 70% of the TB cases detected and treated by Global Fund–supported programmes were in Asia.
- Global Fund grants financed more than 80% of national insecticide-treated bed net distribution in Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Namibia and Zambia.
One chapter of the results report describes the Global Fund’s contribution towards international targets for HIV, TB and malaria. The report also includes sections on grant performance; support for health and community systems; monitoring and evaluation; the use of new technologies; sources of Global Fund financing; and patterns of Fund disbursements.