Publisher: Journal of the American Medical Association
In 2015, member states of the United Nations adopted the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which included 17 global goals that targeted economic and social development.1 Goal 3, “to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages,” targets specifically marked progress in universal health coverage; improved access to safe, effective, and affordable medicines; and the end of the HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis epidemics by 2030.
This study aims to analyze different patterns and gaps of care along the care cascade across countries and to develop a model to examine the relationship between performance of tuberculosis programmes in high and low burden countries along the tuberculosis care cascade and tuberculosis disease burden.
GFAN members Friends of the Global Fund Europe and Osservatorio AiDS, together with AIDOS, and the theatre company Bluestocking, launched, last month, for World TB Day a short video highlighting the most common stereotypes on TB in Italy.
The video uses ironic messages to shape the audiences’ understanding of the portrayed clichés and highlight the critical role of the Global Fund in addressing the global reach of TB.
Many of the stereotypes portrayed in the video are common in other countries and they wanted to share a version with English subtitles of their video.
The video was initially launched in Italy on World TB Day. They have produced a similar video on HIV/AIDS which can be found below.
A similar video on Malaria will be released later this month.
are part of a joint information campaign to make the Global Fund better
known in Italy ahead of the next replen...
Publisher: O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has proven highly effective at fighting the world’s major killers. Strong governance and development institutions, however, are necessary for improving health long-term. While some suggest international aid can strengthen institutions, others worry “dead” aid undermines governance. The Fund is a unique aid institution with mechanisms designed to improve transparency and accountability. We constructed a unique dataset to explore whether Global Fund financing has a significant effect on governance and development.
You will find below materials and resources you can use for your own World TB Day campaign, including:
Talking Points Social Media Tools Resources
What is World TB Day?
We mark World TB Day each year on March 24th to help bring attention to those affected by TB, and remind the world that despite being a curable disease, TB is currently the leading infectious disease killer, and responsible for 1/3 of all deaths for people with HIV.
World TB Day is an opportunity for people everywhere to join this fight by helping to educate others about TB and by urging governments to take action. We believe that together we can end TB once and for all!
Our two briefs, The LAM Test: Ensuring Scaled-Up, Expanded TB LAM Testing for People Living With Advanced HIV for Country Programs and The LAM Test: Ensuring Scaled-Up, Expanded TB LAM Testing for People Living With Advanced HIV for Donors, offer scientific evidence of the benefits of TB LAM testing, share an analysis of PEPFAR and Global Fund grants for the inclusion of TB LAM testing, and outline potential steps that countries and donors can take to make sure national TB programs can easily access this life-saving test.