Global Fund Cites Progress in Treating AIDS, TB, Malaria
June 15, 2010
Some 5.7 million lives have been saved since 2002 because of the Global Fund's efforts in treating AIDS, TB, and malaria, the organization announced this month.
A representative from the Global Fund attributes the organization's success to its hands-off approach to both identifying problem areas and implementing interventions.
"It has to be the country itself that is in the driver's seat and the way we are set up, the countries come up with proposals," said Stefan Embled, Global Fund director for resource globalization. "It is them that are identifying what their needs are at the country level and then there is an independent review to make sure that what is being proposed to achieve their priorities is technically and financially sound," he said.
The Global Fund is in the midst of a "replenishment year" during which the organization is seeking $17 billion to $20 billion to fund programs for the next three years. The gains that have been made are fragile and could be compromised if support wanes, Embled said.
Voice of America
06.09.2010; Lisa Schlein
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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