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Latest Global Fund Results Show Supported Programs Making Progress Against HIV, TB, Malaria

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: New Global Fund Results Show Further Progress Against HIV, TB and Malaria
“Latest results show that programs supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have achieved significant increases in the number of people receiving treatment for HIV, diagnosis and treatment for TB, and having an insecticide-treated net to prevent malaria. The new results, highlighting cumulative progress by programs supported by the Global Fund since 2002, show that the number of people currently on antiretroviral therapy increased 8.5 percent to 10 million. New smear-positive TB cases detected and treated rose by 9.4 percent to more than 16.6 million. Over 713 million insecticide-treated nets were distributed to help families protect themselves from malaria, an increase of 8.1 percent. The results are based on data from the first half of 2016…” (1/26).

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