Global Fund and UNAIDS: Toward an enhanced partnership?

Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe at a joint staff meeting. Global Fund and UNAIDS renewed its long-standing partnership in early December. Photo by: O. Borgognon / UNAIDS

Today, the global community is at a crossroads in the fight against HIV and AIDS: For the first time since the start of the epidemic, an AIDS-free generation is within reach.

Such is the message conveyed by major international organizations fighting to stem the growth of the pandemic worldwide. Important gains have been achieved in the past decade — new HIV infections have fallen 38 percent since 2001, while AIDS-related deaths have decreased 35 percent since they peaked in 2005 — fuelling global optimism that the tools now exist to overcome HIV and AIDS. But putting an end to the epidemic will require enhanced commitment and funding from all stakeholders.

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    Manola De Vos

    Manola De Vos is a development analyst for Devex. Based in Manila, she contributes to the Development Insider and Money Matters newsletters. Prior to joining Devex, Manola worked in conflict analysis and political affairs for the United Nations, International Crisis Group and the European Union.