Peter Sands delivered his first report as Executive Director to the Global Fund Board, on the first day of the 40th Board meeting held on 14–15 November in Geneva, to an appreciative and warmly supportive set of responses from Board delegations.
Results for the Global Fund partnership in 2017 reveal large increases in lives saved and people treated for HIV, TB and malaria
The Global Fund has released its Results Report 2018, the first such report to use the revised methodology adopted by the Fund for tracking and reporting impact and results. The Results Report 2018 provides results for the year 2017.
The Global Fund continues to show impressive gains with respect to the number of people receiving key HIV, TB and malaria services as a result of programs supported by the Fund. Some of the gains reflect increased uptake of services, while other gains are the result of better reporting.
In the first half of 2016, through programs supported by the Global Fund, another 787,000 people were put on antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV, bringing the total to date to 10 million, a 9% increase over end-2015 results and a 17% increase over the number a year ago. Three countries account for 77% of the increase from six months ago: Kenya (52%), Tanzania (16%) and Mozambique (9%).
The Global Fund is on track to not just meet, but surpassed its target for the number of infections it averted between 2012 and 2016, according to the mid-year KPI results presented to the Board this week. This is one of 10 areas in which he organisation’s targets are on track, but four of the performance measures are below expectation or are at risk of not being met.
Replenishment round-up: U.S. announces pledge of up to $4.3 billion; Kenya raises the bar in Africa; and Sweden restores its 2016 cut
The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Campaign received an important boost from its largest donor, the United States, with the announcement of a pledge of up to $4.3 billion for the 2017-2019 period. This compares to the $4.1 billion that the U.S. contributed for the last replenishment period.
The Global Fund estimates that the number of lives saved by programs to which the Fund contributes now stands at 20 million, and will reach 22 million by the end of 2016.
In the second half of 2015, through programs supported by The Global Fund, another 641,000 people were put on antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV, bringing the total to date to 9.2 million, a 7.5% increase over mid-2015 results and a 14.5% increase over the numbers a year ago.
In the first half of 2015, through programs supported by The Global Fund, another 500,000 people were put on antiretroviral treatment for HIV, bringing the total to date to 8.6 million, a 7% increase over end-2014 results.