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Results Report 2020 Communications and Social Media Toolkit / EMBARGO: 14 September 2020, 00:01 CEST

The Global Fund partnership has saved 38 million lives since 2002 - including 6 million in 2019 alone.

This represents a 20% increase in the number of lives saved compared to the previous year and is proof that global commitment and community leadership can force the world’s deadliest infectious diseases into retreat.

But while huge progress was made in 2019, the knock-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 are threatening to derail decades of progress in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria. We cannot let that happen.

The world must urgently invest to defend progress against HIV, TB and malaria, fight COVID-19, and save lives from all four diseases.

#UniteToFight

Table of Contents

Full Global Fund Results Report

Key Messages and Talking Points

Key Results: At a Glance

Key Results: HIV

Key Results: Tuberculosis

Key Results: Malaria

COVID-19 Impact on HIV, TB and Malaria

Multimedia Resources: Videos and Graphics

Social Media Messages

Key Results: At a Glance

The Global Fund partnership has saved 38 million lives since 2002.

The Global Fund partnership saved 6 million lives in 2019 – a 20% increase over the previous year.

20.1 million people received lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV in 2019.

5.7 million people received lifesaving treatment for tuberculosis in 2019.

160 million mosquito nets were distributed to protect nearly 320 million people from malaria in 2019.

The Global Fund disbursed US$3.5 billion across 150 countries to fight HIV, TB and malaria and strengthen systems for health in 2019.

Key Results: HIV

Key results for 2019 in countries where the Global Fund invests:

  • 133 million HIV tests taken; HIV-positive people with knowledge of their status increased from 71% in 2015 to 82% in 2019. Global target: 90% by 2020
  • 20.1 million people on antiretroviral therapy for HIV. Coverage increased from 48% in 2015 to 67% in 2019. Global target: 81% by 2020.
  • People living with HIV with suppressed viral load increased 41% in 2015 to 59% in 2019. Global target: 73% by 2020.
  • 718,000 HIV-positive mothers received medicine to keep them alive and prevent transmitting HIV to their babies in 2019; coverage increased from 44% in 2010 to 85% in 2019. Global target: 100% by 2020.

Key Results: Tuberculosis

Key results in countries where the Global Fund invests:

  • 5.7 million people treated for TB in 2019. TB treatment coverage increased from 48% in 2010 to 65% in 2018, and the TB treatment success rate reached 85% in 2017. Global targets for coverage and treatment success rates: 90% by 2025.
  • 125,000 people on treatment for multidrug resistant TB in 2019; treatment coverage reached 38% in 2018 and MDR-TB treatment success rate increased from 51% in 2010 to 57% in 2016. Global targets: 90% MDR-TB treatment coverage and success by 2030.
  • 6,107 people with extensively-drug resistant TB on treatment in 2019.
  • 315,000 HIV-positive TB patients on antiretroviral therapy during TB treatment in 2019; coverage of ARVs in HIV-positive TB patients increased from 45% in 2010 to 88% in 2018.

Key Results: Malaria

Key results in countries where the Global Fund invests in 2019:

  • 160 million mosquito nets distributed to protect more than 320 million people – mainly children – from malaria for the next three years.
  • 11 million pregnant women received preventative therapy.
  • 8 million structures covered by indoor residual spraying.
  • 243 million suspected cases tested for malaria.
  • 124 million cases of malaria treated.

COVID-19 Impact on HIV, TB and Malaria

To protect the progress achieved in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria and save lives, we must see the fights against COVID-19, HIV, TB and malaria as one and the same fight.

Global Fund surveys in more than 100 countries show up to 75 percent of HIV, TB and malaria service delivery has been disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent modelling by WHO, UNAIDS and the Stop TB Partnership show deaths from HIV, TB and malaria could as much as double in the coming year as a knock-on effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • AIDS-related deaths could double in the next year – eliminating over 10 years of hard-won gains.
  • We could see an additional 525,000 TB deaths in the next year – eliminating over 10 years of progress.
  • Malaria deaths could nearly double in the next year – setting the world back over 20 years.

Since March 2020, the Global Fund has approved more than US$700 million to 103 countries and 11 multicountry programs to fight COVID-19 through increased testing and tracing and protection for front-line health workers; adapt existing HIV, TB and malaria programs to protect progress; and reinforce systems for health so they don’t collapse and they are prepared to roll out COVID-19 treatments and vaccines once available.

Multimedia Resources - Video

Multimedia Resources - Graphics

Social Media Messages

The Global Fund 2020 Results Report is now available. Working together the @GlobalFund partnership has saved 38 MILLION lives since 2002 - including 6 million in 2019 alone. http://ow.ly/MpB350Bpt0D

Working together @GlobalFund partnership has saved 38 MILLION lives since 2002 - including 6 million in 2019 alone. #COVID19 is derailing this remarkable progress in the fight against HIV, TB & malaria. We cannot let this happen. We must #UnitetoFight. http://ow.ly/MpB350Bpt0D

The @GlobalFund partnership has saved 38 million lives since 2002. To protect progress achieved in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria and save lives, we must see the fights against COVID-19, HIV, TB and malaria as one fight. We must #UnitetoFight. http://ow.ly/MpB350Bpt0D

New @GlobalFund Results: 20.1 MILLION people received lifesaving HIV medicine in 2019. But #COVID19 is reversing that progress. AIDS-related deaths could double next year – eliminating +10 years of gains. We cannot let that happen. #UniteToFight. http://ow.ly/MpB350Bpt0D

New @GlobalFund Results: 5.7 MILLION people received lifesaving TB medicine in 2019. But #COVID19 is reversing that progress. We could see an additional 525K TB deaths next year – eliminating +10 years of gains. We cannot let that happen. #UniteToFight http://ow.ly/MpB350Bpt0D

New @GlobalFund Results: 160 MILLION mosquito nets distributed to protect nearly 320 MILLION people from malaria in 2019. #COVID19 threatens that progress. Malaria deaths could nearly double next year – eliminating +20 years of gains. We cannot let that happen. #UniteToFight http://ow.ly/MpB350Bpt0D

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