The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)
Save the Children is one of two principal recipients of the Global Fund since January 2011. With an annual budget of ~ US$34 million from the Global Fund, Save the Children supports 17 sub-recipients that implement programmes in 251 townships (out of 330) in all 14 states and regions. These programmes seek to prevent, control and eliminate AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was founded in 2002 as a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. Globally, the Global Fund raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics in more than 140 countries.
Key achievements by the Save the Children Global Fund grants in Myanmar
- 42,600 people reached with antiretroviral therapy in the first half of 2014
- Over 700,000 long lasting insecticidal nets distributed in the first half of 2014
- More than 9,000 cases of tuberculosis identified and treated in the first half of 2014
Save the Children Global Fund sub-recipients in Myanmar are:
- Asian Harm Reduction Network
- Association Francios-Xavier Bagnoud
- Burnet Institute Myanmar
- Health Poverty Action
- International HIV/AIDS Alliance
- International Organization for Migration
- Malteser International
- Medecins Du Monde
- Medicins Sans Frontieres – Holland
- Medicins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland
- NGO Consortium on HIV and AIDS
- Population Services International
- Premiere Urgence-Aide Medicale
- Pyi Gyi Khin
- Substance Abuse Research Association
- World Vision International
- A full overview of Save the Children's Global Fund portfolio is available here.
- Read about Population Services International and Medecins Du Monde's Drop-in Centre in Yangon for HIV-affected people.
- Save the Children's Global Fund HIV grant supports implementing partners in using innovative approaches to promote harm reduction in Myanmar, in both English and Myanmar version.
- Save the Children's Global Fund TB and Malaria grant helps NGOs like CESVI to train, support and supervise nearly 4,800 village health volunteers in 232 townships in all states and regions in Myanmar.
- Save the Children's Global Fund HIV grant supports NGOs like SARA and AHRN in helping people who inject drugs through peer educators.
For more information on Save the Children's Global Fund programmes, please contact Ricard Lacort-Monte at email@example.com.
For more information on the global programmes, visit http://www.theglobalfund.org.