Global Tuberculosis Report 2018
WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. This 2018 edition is published in the lead up to the UN high-level meeting on TB. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in the response to the epidemic, at global, regional and country levels. The report is based primarily on data reported annually to WHO by countries, and databases maintained by other UN agencies and the World Bank.
Worldwide, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause from a single infectious agent (above HIV/AIDS). Millions of people continue to fall sick with TB each year.
TB Key Populations and the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment: Why Key Populations Need a Fully Funded Global Fund and Why the Global Fund Needs Fully Engaged TB Communities
The purpose of this report is to highlight the important work being done by the Global Fund to address the specific needs faced by key populations around the world who are disproportionately affected by TB, and how we risk losing the immense strides we have made against the disease if we do not fully fund the Global Fund.
Each year, approximately 10.4 million people develop active TB disease. About 4 million (40%) of them go undetected or unreported. Many of the “missing 4 million” are among key, vulnerable or underserved populations. These key populations include prisoners, mineworkers, people living with HIV (PLHIV), healthcare workers, children, displaced people, migrants, ethnic minorities, indigenous populations, the urban poor, the elderly, and people who use drugs. Key Populations are confronted by social, legal and economic disparities that contribute to neglect by health systems and result in poor health outcomes.
“The project supported by the Global Fund has had a substantal impact on my consttuency
of mineworkers and ex-mineworkers and their families. The grant enabled us to establish
Occupatonal Health Service Centers (OHSC), which reduce traveling costs for ex-miners to seek
treatment and care. It also allows us to provide informaton regarding access to health care and
social protecton to ex-miners and families at the country level.”
Moises Uamusse, AMIMO, Mozambique
The State of Health in the WHO African Region
Miles to Go: Closing Gaps Breaking Barriers Righting InjusticesAugust 2018 read more
The global AIDS response is at a precarious point—partial success in saving lives and stopping new HIV infections is giving way to complacency. At the halfway point to the 2020 targets, the pace of progress is not matching the global ambition. This report is a wake-up call—action now can still put us back on course to reach the 2020 targets.
Donor Government Funding for HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries in 2017July 2018 read more
This report provides the latest data on donor government resources available to address HIV in low- and middle-income countries, reporting on disbursements made in 2017. It is part of a collaborative tracking effort between UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation that began more than 15 years ago, just as new global initiatives were being launched to address the epidemic. The analysis includes data from all members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), as well as non-DAC members where data are available. Data are collected directly from donors, the Global Fund, and UNITAID, and supplemented with data from the DAC. Fourteen donor governments that account for 98% of total disbursements are profiled in this analysis. Both bilateral assistance and multilateral contributions to the Global Fund and UNITAID are included.
HIV Stigma and Discrimination in the World of WorkJuly 2018 read more
Findings from the People Living with HIV Stigma Index
Although access to effective antiretroviraltroviral treatments has improved signifi cantly – enabling people living with HIV to live long and productive lives including working and contributing to society in many different ways – people living with HIV conti nue to face discrimination in relation to work in terms of finding employment, keeping jobs and furthering career progression. Anti retroviral treatments have been life-changing but people need decent work, both to afford daily necessities and to live productive and dignified lives. Almost four decades into the HIV epidemic, the prevalence of HIV-related discrimination in employment is staggering, and it is unacceptable. This brief provides a snapshot of the prevalence of discrimination against people living with HIV in workplace settings: a practice that is evident across countries and regions.
Christoph Benn: My Story with the Global FundJune 2018 read more
Publisher: The Global Fund
Originally recorded at the Global Health Campus, 19 June 2018. Christoph Benn reflects on his time working at the Global Fund
GFAN Report: 39th Global Fund Board MeetingMay 2018 read more
Key Outcomes, Decision Points, Advocacy Opportunities, and Issues of Interest for GFAN
Members from the Global Fund’s biannual Board Meeting that took place May 9th-10th in Skopje, Macedonia.
TB HLM Community Consultation MatrixApril 2018 read more
This document has been produced by ICCS/GFAN with the Affected Communities and Civil Society Advisory Panel to the High Level Meeting (HLM) on TB to summarize needs and priorities in addressing TB identified by civil society (CS) organizations involved in implementing TB programming and advocating for the rights of people living with and affected by TB and marginalized and underserved populations in the TB response. The information for this summary report was gathered through three online surveys, a moderated discussion forum, and regional in-person consultations. This represents a third version up to date as of April 25th 2018 – and will be periodically updated between now and the HLM in September. The online surveys opened on February 20 and closed April 23, 2018, and considered the following topics: 1) Target Setting (Financial Targets; R&D; Case Detection; TB/HIV Treatment); 2) Community Rights and Gender and Human Rights; and 3) Accountability. An online discussion forum was also open for the same time period to allow in-depth discussion of issues considered in the surveys. Observations and recommendations from regional consultations hosted by Stop TB and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) in Panama, Minsk, and Bangkok are also noted.
The intention in preparing this summary is to ensure that the rich and diverse comments from CS are documented and available to the TB community to support their lobbying and advocacy efforts leading up to the UN HLM on TB in New York on September 26. To be meaningful, the UN Declaration on TB adopted at the HLM must address the challenges faced every day by affected communities.
GFAN Global Strategy Meeting Report: 27 February – 1 March 2018March 2018 read more
The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) Global Strategy Meeting brought
together more than 70 people from around the world who share a strong desire to
ensure that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) has
all the resources and support it needs to reach its fullest potential. The main topic of
the workshop was resource mobilisation in general, and the upcoming 6th
replenishment (to take place in 2019) in particular.
This report provides a summary of the workshop’s various sessions over the three