Despite its tremendous success, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria faces serious funding gaps. As a result, in December 2011 the Global Fund was forced to cancel its next funding round, leaving recipient countries without the financial support needed to combat their disease epidemics. Furthermore, the funding crisis will leave civil society organisations without the resources needed to hold national governments to account and to create national buy-in to fund disease responses with domestic resources.
An Inadequate Response deals with TB/HIV co-infection.
The tuberculosis (TB) bacillus and the HIV virus have formed a powerful alliance and are together responsible for more than five million deaths per year. Weakened immune systems in people with HIV/AIDS is fuelling an increase in TB cases in many parts of the world. In turn, TB is leading to increased mortality rates among people living with HIV/AIDS and complicating treatment.
Despite the link between the two diseases being acknowledged as far back as the 1980s, efforts to control TB and HIV/AIDS remain largely independent of one another, an oversight that has resulted in millions of unnecessary deaths. An Inadequate Response argues that only by tackling TB and HIV together will progress be made in reversing the burden of both diseases.
RESULTS UK's Annual Report for 2008 showcases our successes in creating the public and political will to end poverty.Read about key breakthroughs around Tuberculosis, Microfinance, and Education, and gain some insight into how we have achieved them.
RESULTS UK's Annual Report 2009 highlights our work in the areas of Tuberculosis, Microfinance, and Education. Reading our Annual Reports are an excellent way to get to grips with the issues we work on and the successes we have through citizen advocacy.
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