Global Fund Saves 6.5M Lives in 2010

Programs supported by Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has helped save an estimated 6.5 million lives this year.

The number of people receiving lifesaving antiretroviral treatment through Global Fund-backed programs have increased by 20 percent from 2009 levels, while beneficiaries of tuberculosis treatment rose by 28 percent. The number of insecticide-treated bed nets distributed rose by 53 percent, according to the fund.

The fund provides one-fifth of global resources to combat AIDS, 63 percent of international funding to fight tuberculosis and 60 percent of global financing to combat malaria. It has an approved funding of USD19.7 billion for more than 570 grants.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.