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2021 Global Fund Results Report Social Media and Communications Toolkit

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Global Fund partnership. In two decades, we have made remarkable progress against HIV, TB and malaria, saving 44 million lives.

But in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the fight against HIV, TB and malaria and the communities we support. For the first time in the Global Fund’s history, key programmatic results for HIV, TB and malaria have declined.

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

Table of Contents

Results Report

Key Messages

Results at a Glance

Feature Film: We Can't Go Backwards

Multimedia Resources: Graphics

Social Media Messages

Global Fund at 20

Data Explorer

“The impact of COVID-19 on the fight against HIV, TB and malaria and the communities we support has been devastating. For the first time in our history, key programmatic results have gone backwards.”

Key Messages

The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 2020. For the first time in the Global Fund’s history, key programmatic results for HIV, TB and malaria declined.

The Global Fund partnership’s rapid and determined response to COVID-19 prevented an even worse outcome. The Global Fund responded quickly and at scale to the new pandemic, mobilizing and approving an additional US$3.3 billion as of August 2021 to more than 100 countries to fight COVID-19, protect front-line workers, and adapt lifesaving HIV, TB and malaria programs.

Decades of experience in fighting HIV, TB and malaria prepared many low- and middle-income countries in the Global Fund partnership to quickly respond to COVID-19, using the same laboratories, disease surveillance, community networks, trained health workers and supply chains that were created to fight HIV, TB and malaria.

COVID-19 has catalyzed a multitude of health innovations that must be scaled up to regain lost ground against HIV, TB and malaria, such as co-testing for infectious diseases, multi-month dispensing of medicine, and digital tools for prevention activities and treatment support.

To regain lost ground and prevent COVID-19 from having a catastrophic long-term impact on HIV, TB and malaria – and to defeat COVID-19 itself – we must scale up investments to fight all four diseases at once, and expand innovations and adaptation measures now.

The Global Fund was created 20 years ago to fight the world’s three deadliest epidemics: HIV, TB and malaria. Global Fund-supported programs have saved 44 million lives since 2002, proof that global commitment and community leadership can force the world’s deadliest infectious diseases into retreat.

"The fight against COVID- 19 should be a catalyst to finish the unfinished fights against HIV, TB and malaria. If we can continue to innovate and collaborate — at global, national and local levels– we can end HIV, TB and malaria, beat COVID-19 and build a much stronger foundation. "

Results at a Glance

21.9 million people received lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV in 2020 – an 8.8% increase compared to 2019 despite COVID-19.

8.7 million people reached with HIV prevention services in 2020 – an 11% decrease from 2019 due to COVID-19.

188 million mosquito nets distributed to protect families from malaria in 2020 – a 17% increase compared to 2019 despite COVID-19.

4.7 million people treated for tuberculosis in 2020 – an 18% decrease compared to 2019 due to COVID-19.

194,000 children in contact with TB patients received preventative therapy in 2020 – a 13% increase compared to 2019 despite COVID-19.

In 2020, the Global Fund disbursed US$4.2 billion to support countries to fight HIV, TB and malaria. In addition to this core funding, the Global Fund also approved US$980 million in 2020 to respond to COVID-19, protect front-line health workers, and mitigate the impact on HIV, TB and malaria programs.

As of August 2021, we have approved a total of US$3.3 billion to 107 countries and 16 multicounty programs for COVID-19.

Download additional key messages and talking points to learn more:

  • Results: HIV
  • Results: Tuberculosis
  • Results: Malaria
  • Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health
  • Investing for Impact
  • Fighting COVID-19

Feature Film: We Can't Go Backwards

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the fight against HIV, TB and malaria.

For the first time in the Global Fund’s 20-year history we have seen declines in our key results. We responded immediately to COVID-19 – and are now urging for a global push to save lives, protect two decades of progress against HIV, TB and malaria and to reverse the catastrophic impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

Multimedia Content and Social Media Messages

The @GlobalFund 2021 Results Report is now available. Working together the Global Fund partnership has saved 44 MILLION lives since 2002.

Working together @GlobalFund partnership has saved 44 MILLION lives since 2002. But for the first time in Global Fund history, key programmatic results for HIV, TB and malaria declined. #COVID19 is derailing progress. We cannot let that happen.

Since 2002, the @GlobalFund partnership has saved 44 million lives. 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.

The @GlobalFund 2021 Results Report is now available. In 2020, the Global Fund deployed US$4.2 BILLION to fight HIV, TB and malaria.

New @GlobalFund Results: 4.7 MILLION people received lifesaving TB medicine in 2020 – a drop of 18% (or around 1 million patients) compared to 2019. #COVID19 is having a devastating impact on the fight against TB. We cannot let this continue.

New @GlobalFund Results: 188 MILLION mosquito nets distributed to protect families from malaria in 2020. Despite #COVID19 disruptions, community health workers have led the way in adapting programs to continue the fight against malaria.

New @GlobalFund Results: 21.9 MILLION people received lifesaving HIV medicine in 2020. But #COVID19 is rolling back our progress, especially for vulnerable populations. Testing for HIV fell 22% in 2020. We cannot let that happen.

DYK? @GlobalFund mobilized and approved US$3.3 BILLION (Mar 2020 - Aug 2021) to fight #COVID19 in over 100 countries – protecting front-line workers and adapting HIV, TB and malaria programs to #LeaveNoOneBehind.

"Just as 20 years ago, when the Global Fund partnership galvanized the world to fight the world’s leading infectious diseases, it is time for another global push to save lives. We must protect the gains made against HIV, TB and malaria."

Global Fund at 20

This year, the Global Fund celebrates 20 years of making the impossible possible.

Twenty years ago, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria looked unbeatable. Year after year, the world’s deadliest epidemics were claiming millions of lives with devastating consequences for families and communities around the world, especially in poor countries.

We refused to accept that story.

The Global Fund was born out of an unwillingness to accept the status quo. That spirit of optimism, persistence and purpose has defined the achievements of the last 20 years and helped unite world leaders, communities, civil society, health workers and the private sector to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

But as we celebrate 20 years of progress, COVID-19 is destroying many hard-fought gains in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria, and putting millions more people at risk. Once again, we see a wide divide between countries with tools to fight a pandemic and those without.

It is time for another global push to save lives. We must protect everyone, everywhere, from today’s deadliest infectious diseases as well as from future yet-unseen pathogens.

Data Explorer

Explore data on investments and results in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria around the world.

The Global Fund invests in smart, effective health programs to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. The Data Explorer visualizes where our investments come from, where they are and what they achieve by providing pledge and contribution data, grant financial data, and results data at global, regional and country levels.

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Photo Credits: Ed Wray, Atul Loke / Panos, James Rodriguez / Panos, Shuttle Photography / Lawrence Antwi-Boasiako