Since 2002, when the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was founded, Amref Health Africa has been an active and proud partner. The Global Fund is a partnership among governments, private sector, civil society and people living with the diseases, which invests about $4 billion (USD) per year in communities most in need.
In Tanzania, Amref Health Africa has been a Global Fund partner since 2004, managing projects totalling nearly $50 million USD. These projects have included:
Scaling up access to quality voluntary counseling and testing for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania mainland
Filling critical gaps for mainland Tanzania in the national response to HIV/AIDS in impact mitigation for orphans and vulnerable children, condom procurement, care and treatment, monitoring and evaluation, and national coordination
Sustaining the momentum: The march towards universal access to HIV and AIDS services in Tanzania
Currently, Amref Health Africa in Tanzania is a key partner in a Global Fund project "Sustaining the momentum and improving the gains for HIV and TB in Tanzania". The goals of this project include:
increasing the uptake of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services;
increasing the use of condoms during high risk sex among women and men aged 15 to 49;
ensuring 80% of People Living with HIV receive appropriate antiretroviral treatment by 2017; and,
increasing TB case detection by 30% by 2020 from 2013 levels.
The $2.2 million USD project began in March 2016 and will run until December 2017.
Amref Health Africa has extensive history in Kenya as a Global Fund partner. Since 2002, we have managed Global Fund projects in Kenya totalling $697 million USD.
Currently, we are managing two Global Fund grants awarded through the New Funding Model:
a malaria project ($8.5 million USD), whose goal is to contribute to the 2017 national Kenyan government goal of reducing the morbidity and mortality attributable to malaria in the various epidemiological zones by two thirds of the 2007-2008 level;
a TB project ($21.8 million USD), whose goal is to accelerate the reduction of the TB leprosy and lung disease burden through the provision of people-centered universally accessible, acceptable and affordable quality services.
How Amref Health Africa and the Global Fund are Saving Lives
Meet Monica Achieng, Grandmother
When Monica Achieng’s grandson David got sick and was diagnosed with malaria, Monica thought she was bewitched. Then, she met a trained Community Health Volunteer who helped her to prevent a return of malaria.
Meet Beatrice Muguoke, Community Health Volunteer
Each month, Beatrice visits 80 homes in her community to educate families about the prevention and treatment of malaria. Read more
Meet Belinda, Mother
Belinda became ill with malaria during her last pregnancy. She was directed to proper health care by a Community Health Volunteer trained in malaria treatment. Read more