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Global Fund Continues To Invest In Improving Women, Girls’ Lives, Health Systems To Achieve Global Health Security

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why we should invest in global health security
Marijke Wijnroks, interim executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

“Investing in global health is a highly cost effective way to achieve greater security and stability, to protect communities worldwide from infectious disease, and to halt emerging health threats. … It is becoming starkly evident that young people, in particular adolescent girls and young women, face extraordinary levels of risk. … The Global Fund supports work that breaks down gender inequalities that drive the spread of disease, and we invest in programs specifically focused on improving the health of adolescent girls and young women. … The Global Fund partnership will use evidence and experience in the face of change to innovate and evolve. We will not look for quick wins over sustainable impact. We will support efforts to eliminate barriers to diagnosis and treatment. To reach the unreached and marginalized. To prevent new infections. To deliver value for money. To end epidemics” (9/14).

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