Hello from Friends! Here is a quick look at what's new in our work to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in the age of COVID-19.
U.S. Bilateral Global Health Programs and the Global Fund: Partnering to End Pandemics
For almost twenty years, the U.S. bilateral global health programs PEPFAR, the President’s Malaria Initiative and USAID’s TB program have worked in partnership with the Global Fund, helping leverage U.S. and international investments to end these epidemics and save millions of lives. 
Join us to hear Global Fund, PEPFAR, PMI and USAID TB leadership discuss these lifesaving programs. Boxed lunch will be available.

When: Thursday, May 19th | 12:30-1:45 PM
Where: Senate Russell Building, SR-385, Washington, DC
Ahead of the event, our new issue brief is available: U.S. Bilateral Programs and the Global Fund: Partnering to Amplify Impact.
Map: The Global Fund’s Road to $18 Billion
President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget request kicked off the Global Fund’s seventh replenishment fundraising campaign, paving the way for donors to step up and raise the Global Fund’s goal of $18 billion. This map will be regularly updated as other pledges come in.
World Malaria Day 2022
On World Malaria Day, U.S. and international leaders came together in D.C. to discuss the successes and challenges in the fight against one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases.

Thanks to bipartisan congressional champions including Senator Roger Wicker (top right) and Senator Chris Coons, U.S. leadership continues to be critical in the fight to end malaria.

  • Read a twitter thread summarizing USAID Administrator Samantha Power's remarks

African civil society activists Loyce Maturu (middle left) and Joyce Phunami (left) joined President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Chair of the Global Fund Dr. Donald Kaberuka (bottom right) in calling for more resources in the malaria fight. Many leaders highlighted opportunity around the Global Fund replenishment to regain lost ground in the fight to end malaria.
HIV Drugs Have Reached Ukraine. But That’s Not the End of the Problem (Devex)
A new piece in Devex explores how Ukraine's NGOs and civil society are partnering with the Global Fund, UNAIDS and PEPFAR to adapt to the war's challenging conditions to ensure the continuity of lifesaving HIV and TB services.

“Responding to the crisis in Ukraine requires a multi-faceted approach using all possible delivery and service channels, of which local NGOs are a critical part.”– Darren Dorkin, Global Fund portfolio manager

For more information, read this report on How the Global Fund Works in Challenging Operating Environments
How COVID-19 is Affecting AIDS, TB and Malaria
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a serious impact on the most vulnerable communities worldwide and threatens progress on HIV, TB, malaria, vaccination and other areas of health.
  • AIDS: Dr. Nkengasong: HIV and COVID-19: Juxtaposition of Two Pandemics (The Lancet)

  • Tuberculosis: Tuberculosis: An Ancient Disease in Need of Modern Scientific Tools (NIH)

  • Malaria: Malaria is Making a Comeback. Africa's 'Iron Lady' is Out to Stop it (NPR)
We're tracking the intersection of COVID-19 and AIDS, TB and malaria. See regular updates on our website.
Global Health News

  • The Unbelievable Stupidity of Ending Global Covid Aid (New York Times)

  • President Kenyatta: Political Will, New Tools and Increased Funding Necessary to Win Malaria War (Nation)
Be sure to check www.theglobalfight.org for the latest. Thanks for your support.
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