Today, on World AIDS Day, we’re proud to support the work of The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis. The Global Fund is an innovative global public-private partnership which raises and disburses funds to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. According to new results, Global Fund-supported programs are saving 4,400 lives each day and, by the end of 2010, they will have saved an estimated 6.6 million lives.
As the largest funder of malaria prevention and treatment programs in the world, “The Global Fund…reported progress in the fight against malaria, with a cumulative total of 160 million insecticide-treated bed nets delivered through its funded programs to families at risk of contracting the disease. Several large bed net distributions are underway, which will mean that by year-end, there will be significant further progress towards the target of reaching every family in sub-Saharan Africa with an insecticide-treated bed net.” Read the full statement from the Global Fund here.
While we were in the Central African Republic with Mandy Moore earlier this fall, we had the opportunity to see the work of the Global Fund in the field:
Thank you for joining Nothing But Nets and the Global Fund in the movement to end malaria.