August 18, 2010
Global Post examines how the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is impacting HIV/AIDS care and human rights in El Salvador. The article profiles Carla, a Salvadorian transvestite who tested positive for HIV in jail and was able to receive antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through a program supported by the Global Fund, which the article calls a "revolutionary model."
"To avoid corruption, the aid money is not simply handed over. Enough money is granted to get a project started, but before additional funds are released, the project must achieve clearly identified benchmarks that are independently audited. If the project is not working, the funding is suspended," Global Post writes. The author also notes that Global Fund grants are "also helping orphanages for children whose parents died from HIV/AIDS" in El Salvador (Dowell, 8/18).