The Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis (TB) and malaria as epidemics. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has disbursed more than US$45.4 billion in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria for programs to strengthen health systems across more than 155 countries, including regional grants, making it one of the largest funders of global health.
Programs supported by the Global Fund have saved 44 million lives and provided prevention, treatment and care services to hundreds of millions of people, helping to revitalize entire communities, strengthen local health systems, and improve economies. In 2020, with the aid of the Global Fund, 21.9 million people were placed on antiretroviral therapy for HIV, 4.7 million people received TB treatment and 188 million mosquito nets were distributed to protect children from malaria.
The Global Fund Results Report 2021 states that "over the last year, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating. For the first time in the Global Fund’s history, key HIV, TB and malaria programmatic results declined."
These numbers are stark confirmation of what we feared might happen when COVID-19 struck. In many countries, COVID-19 has overwhelmed health systems, lockdowns have disrupted service provisions, and critical resources have been diverted from the fight against HIV, TB and malaria to fight the new pandemic. - Peter Sands, Global Fund Executive Director
World Vision and the Global Fund Portfolio
World Vision has partnered with the Global Fund and national partners since its inception in 2002. Through this partnership, World Vision has acquired 164 Global Fund awards in 41 countries with a cumulative portfolio value of over US$1 billion (from 2002 to date). In 2021, there are 13 active Global Fund awards.
Who are we reaching?
Global Fund and World Vision efforts reach communities with the greatest HIV, TB or malaria disease burden. All World Vision projects support national programmes using evidence-based practices to serve communities that are hard-to-reach and often underserved.
The Global Fund’s work to end AIDS, TB and malaria is aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Our partnership’s results directly contribute to progress toward this and other goals.
Global Fund grants also contribute to sustainable health results in communities in alignment with the World Vision Child Well Being goal of "children ages 0 to 5 are protected from infection and disease."
After receiving mosquito nets and proper training from World Vision, many families are no longer getting sick. Eduardo, a father of four children, living in Nampula Province, just north of Zambezia, comments, “(Before) it was constant. It moved from one person to another. It never stopped. Since we got the nets, we no longer get malaria.”
World Vision and Global Fund HIV/AIDS Programming
Since 2002, World Vision has managed HIV/AIDS grants from the Global Fund totalling US$124.5 million. Formerly primary recipient in Guatemala and Armenia, World Vision completed the first and second phases of those grants before turning the projects over to government and other local partners. World Vision's current HIV/AIDS portfolio includes four subrecipient grants in Africa, two in Latin America/Caribbean and one in Eastern Europe. World Vision’s projects have shown success in reaching marginalised and hard-to-reach groups – including ethnic minorities, migrants, orphans and vulnerable children – using community strengthening and integrated socioeconomic support interventions.
Read more about World Vision HIV Programming.
World Vision and Global Fund Tuberculosis Programming
World Vision has implemented 47 TB grants from the Global Fund with a total value of US$265.8 million. In addition, World Vision has implemented 9 joint HIV/TB grants from the Global Fund, with a total value of US$177.1 million. World Vision has been primary recipient for TB grants in Guatemala, India, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Somalia and Thailand and subrecipient in Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Mongolia, Myanmar, Senegal and Thailand. TB projects have focused on health and community systems strengthening, integration of community advocacy, and social mobilisation to increase case finding, diagnosis and Directly Observed Treatment, Shortcourse (DOTS) enrolment, management of multi-drug resistant TB, and HIV-TB co-infection.
Read more about World Vision TB Programming.
World Vision and Global Fund Malaria Programming
Since 2004, World Vision has been a primary recipient of Global Fund malaria grants in Angola, Central African Republic, Guatemala, Malawi and Mozambique, and the sub-recipient of 28 malaria grants throughout Africa and Asia, together totalling US$300.6 million. In 2020, with funding from the Global Fund, World Vision brought life-saving malaria prevention and treatment to more than 22.2 million people in six countries. All World Vision projects support national programmes to control or eliminate malaria using evidence-based practices for vector control, case management, women’s and children’s health, and health systems strengthening. World Vision leads the scaling-up of integrated community case management (iCCM) in four high-burden countries, taking accurate, rapid diagnosis and treatment the last mile to children under 5 through community health workers (CHWs). In three countries, World Vision has conducted national distribution campaigns for long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN), ensuring universal coverage with robust accountability and security.
Read more about World Vision Malaria Programming.
Global Fund Engagement
World Vision is a founding member of the Civil Society Principal Recipients Network (CSPRN) and took on the co-chair role from 2015 to 2018. The CSPRN is a membership coalition of national and international NGO implementing partners who share best practices and lessons learned around grant implementation. CSPRN also provides feedback and input on improved regulations and systems that support better quality grant management globally.
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