Global Fund partnership
UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria has
has contributed to saving 4.5 million lives since its inception in 2003: 1.4 million people are receiving HIV treatment through UNDP-managed programmes.
Other key results include:
- 51 million people received counselling and testing for HIV;
- 886,229 pregnant women received antiretrovirals to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV;
- 78.2 million cases of malaria treated;
- 74.8 million bed nets distributed to protect families from malaria;
- 927,628 cases of TB treated and 20,999 people treated for multi-drug resistant TB.
Through its support for the implementation of Global Fund grants, UNDP strives to ensure that healthcare reaches those in crisis and post-crisis countries, countries with governance challenges and countries under sanctions. UNDP strengthens the capacity of national partners with the aim to transferring full responsibility for the management of Global Fund grants to national organizations when capacity and circumstances permit. UNDP also provides support to governments on creating enabling environments that protect people’s rights and promote access to HIV, TB and malaria services.
We work in collaboration with governments, 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 to those in need.
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 progress on SDG 1 (reducing poverty), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 10 (reducing inequalities), SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and SDG 17 (partnership for the goals).