The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced a substantial increase in the number of people being treated for HIV under its funding. The results show that 900,000 more people gained access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy in 2012, an increase of more than 25 percent over 2011 figures. Altogether, 4.2 million people are now getting treatment under programs supported by the Global Fund.
Despite tough economic times, the Global Fund and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – which released its own Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation yesterday – continue to stretch the impact of every dollar invested in HIV. Both are dramatically expanding access to treatment in the face of relatively flat levels of funding from donors. Their growing impact can be measured with the best metric of all – lives saved.
To learn more about what the Global Fund is doing with the world’s money, check out their great new infographic above.