How has Global Fund Contributed to the Global Campaign Against Malaria?

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has helped save 830,000 lives from malaria through the approximately $4.1 billion it has invested in the global campaign against the disease since 2002, the organization said Oct. 19.

“The Global Fund accounts for two-thirds of all international funding for malaria,” the organization added, noting that its investments in the campaign to treat and prevent the disease have helped distribute more than 190 million insecticide-treated bednets and supported the expansion of artemisinin-based combination therapies or ACTs in countries where the malaria parasite has grown resistant to older drugs.

The organization said its funding has been used to boost indoor residual spraying services as well as supported efforts to make anti-malaria drugs more affordable in poor, high-risk communities in Africa.

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