Invest in Health Now to Protect Future Generations
Since 2002, the Global Fund partnership has saved 20 million lives and is helping to put the world on track to ending AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, the three biggest infectious disease killers in the world. From 2017 through 2019, Global Fund-supported programs are expected to:
- Save an additional 17 million lives
- Avert more than 245 million HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria infections
- Continue building resilient and sustainable systems for health
- Support future economic gains of up to $284 billion
Significant progress has brought us to a tipping point in efforts to end AIDS, TB and malaria as epidemics for good, but there is a real possibility of backsliding without steady investment to reach the finish line. Even with remarkable progress, AIDS, TB and malaria still claim more than 2.5 million lives every year, over half a million of which are children. The tragedy of those deaths, devastated families and destabilized communities is preventable.
With scientific advances and increasingly strategic delivery of services, ending these epidemics could be among the first great accomplishments of the 21st century. Now is the time to invest to end these epidemics for good, or risk losing the crucial gains made to date.