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Global Fund

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was established with the support of the G8 to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need. The Global Fund is a unique and innovative funding mechanism which directs funds quickly to technically sound programs in developing countries.

The Global Fund is an independent Swiss Foundation, governed by an international Board that consists of representatives of donor and recipient governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and foundations. Also acting in an ex-officio capacity are representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO), UNAIDS, and the World Bank.

Achieved to date

In the years since its creation in January 2002 the Global Fund has made rapid progress. After four funding rounds, the Global Fund has committed US$ 3 billion to 310 grants in 128 countries. The Global Fund is supported by a range of international donors – including over 40 countries, as well as foundations and private donors. To date, over US$ 5 billion has been pledged through 2008.

Global Fund aims

It is anticipated that over five years, program achievements will include:
More than 1.6 million people on antiretrovirals, a six-fold increase over current coverage in developing countries;

  • 52 million clients reached with voluntary counselling & testing services for HIV
  • Over 1 million orphans supported through medical services, education and community care
  • 3.5 million additional tuberculosis cases treated under the DOTS treatment strategy
  • Quadrupling of treatment of multidrug-resistant TB globally, with over 12,000 new treatments
  • 145 million artemisinin-based combination drug treatments for resistant malaria delivered
  • 108 million bed nets financed to protect families from

For further information, please contact:
Rajesh Anandan
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Chemin de Blandonnet 8, 1214 Vernier
Tel. +41 22 791 17 00 Fax. +41 22 791 17 01