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Global Fund Releases End-of-2014 Numbers

January/February 2015

The number of people receiving antiretroviral therapy through programmes supported by the Global Fund reached an estimated 7.3 million by the end of 2014, a 20% increase over a year earlier.

A total 450 million insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria were distributed, up 25% over 2013's total of 360 million.

The number of TB cases detected and treated rose from 11.2 million a year ago to 12.3 million at the end of 2014, a 9% increase.

Other key results numbers announced by the Fund on World AIDS Day, 1 December, show year-on-year increases ranging from 4% to 38% (see Table 1).1


Table 1: Cumulative Results From Programmes to Which the Global Fund Contributed
  Results to December 2014 Results to December 2013 Year-to-Year Change
No. of people receiving ART 7.3 million 6.1 million + 20%
TB smear-positive cases detected and treated 12.3 million 11.2 million + 9%
MDR-TB cases treated 150,000 108,908 + 38%
No. of condoms distributed 4.9 billion 4.5 billion + 9%
No. of HIV counseling and testing sessions conducted 390 million 306 million + 27%
No. of malaria ITNs distributed 450 million 360 million + 25%
Structures covered by IRS 55.0 million 48.3 million + 14%
Malaria cases treated 470 million 390 million + 21%
HIV behavioral change communications 450 million 412 million + 9%
No. of women receiving PMTCT treatment 2.7 million 2.4 million + 13%
Care and support services provided 27.0 million 24.6 million + 10%
Care and support for OVC 7.2 million 6.9 million + 4%
Treatment for STIs 21.0 million 19.6 million + 7%
People treated for TB/HIV 11.0 million 9.4 million + 17%
Person episodes of training for health or community workers 15.6 million 14.9 million + 5%


In a news release accompanying the announcement of the results, the Global Fund said that the numbers "show significant movement towards common milestones in HIV response, articulated well in a study recently released by UNAIDS that calls for fast-tracking the HIV response to end the epidemic by 2030."

The news release also noted the accelerated efforts against malaria and progress in the response to TB.


Source

Global Fund Observer Newsletter, issue 257. (11 December 2014).


Reference

Global Fund Reports Results -- 2014 01 December 2014.

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