Investing In Challenging Operating Environments Critical To Ending HIV, TB, Malaria Epidemics

Huffington Post: Overcoming Challenges in Global Health
Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

“…The fight against [HIV, TB, and malaria] is more important than ever in a world increasingly affected by natural disasters, conflict and economic crises. … This new reality is why the Global Fund has prioritized challenging operating environments — countries that experience disease outbreaks, natural disasters, armed conflicts, and weak governance. … The only way to maximize the impact of our investments and end these epidemics is by reaching everyone, empowering communities, and removing human rights-related barriers to services. … We have to work hard to reach key populations and cater to each country’s unique stage and context, enhancing our flexibility and responsiveness and strengthening our partnership. We must grasp the historic opportunity to become better people and societies built on the firm foundation of an inclusive human family” (5/24).