The Global Fund should support operational research to reach the unreached

Bobby Ramakant - CNS
Since its inception in 2001, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (The Global Fund) has saved approximately 5.7 million lives. Each day an additional 4000 deaths are averted, but in order to continue its existing programmes and rapidly scale up towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, The Global Fund needs to invest resources in operational or applied research to confirm where it gets most value for its dollar, measured in terms of protecting human rights, saving lives and preventing infections. For Dr Nevin Wilson, Director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) - South East Asia office, "After the directly observed treatment shortcourse (DOTS) model was developed by The Union what new evidence has really been researched and put into practice. How is the Global Fund grant helping in implementing Principal Recipient (PR) to carry out the necessary operational research during the lifetime of their grant to provide the evidence that the intervention they have carried out works? This is especially true when we work with the community." Read more 


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2 comments:

  1. "The Global Fund, the recipient of (RED) funds, is the world's leading financer of programs to fight AIDS, TB and malaria. Created in 2002, the Global Fund has committed $21.7 billion to lifesaving programs in 150 countries. In 2003, PEPFAR & The Global Fund started funding free ARVs to countries in need. Programs supported by the Global Fund have averted 6.5 million deaths worldwide.

    The Global Fund invests 100% of (RED) dollars in HIV/AIDS programs in Africa, including interventions targeting women and children. Global Fund (RED) HIV/AIDS grants are selected based on a track record of consistently good performance.

    Today, programs supported by the Global Fund have averted more than 6.5 million deaths by providing AIDS treatment for 3 million people, TB treatment for 7.7 million people, and by the distribution of 160 million insecticide-treated bed nets for the prevention of malaria worldwide.
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  2. "The Global Fund, the recipient of (RED) funds, is the world's leading financer of programs to fight AIDS, TB and malaria. Created in 2002, the Global Fund has committed $21.7 billion to lifesaving programs in 150 countries. In 2003, PEPFAR & The Global Fund started funding free ARVs to countries in need. Programs supported by the Global Fund have averted 6.5 million deaths worldwide.

    The Global Fund invests 100% of (RED) dollars in HIV/AIDS programs in Africa, including interventions targeting women and children. Global Fund (RED) HIV/AIDS grants are selected based on a track record of consistently good performance.

    Today, programs supported by the Global Fund have averted more than 6.5 million deaths by providing AIDS treatment for 3 million people, TB treatment for 7.7 million people, and by the distribution of 160 million insecticide-treated bed nets for the prevention of malaria worldwide. "

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