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Global Fund partnership

UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund has saved 2.5 million lives and contributes to people being able to live fuller, more productive lives, support their families and communities. As of September 2017, the key results include:

  • 2 million people currently on HIV treatment 
  • 65 million cases of malaria treated
  • 53 million bed nets distributed to protect families from malaria
  • 750,000 pregnant women received antiretrovirals to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV 
  • 870,000 cases of TB successfully treated
  • 17,700 people treated for multi-drug resistant TB

Through its support for the implementation of Global Fund grants in challenging country contexts, UNDP strives to ensure that healthcare reaches those in crisis and post-crisis countries, countries with governance challenges and countries under sanctions. Most importantly, UNDP strengthens the capacity of national partners with the aim to transfer full responsibility for the management of Global Fund grants to national organizations when capacity and circumstances permit. In addition, UNDP provides support to governments to promote legal, social and economic environments that protect people’s rights and promote access to HIV, TB and malaria prevention, treatment, care and support services.

We work in collaboration with development partners, private sector and civil society, leveraging the experience and expertise of UN agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Food Programme (WFP) and others, each of which plays a distinct role in ensuring health services are delivered effectively.

UNDP’s achievements contribute to SDG 3 (health and well-being) and its target to end the epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030. The results of UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund also contribute to health related targets of SDG 1 (reducing poverty), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and SDG 17 (partnership for the goals).

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