The fight against fatal diseases like AIDS, Malaria and other dreaded conditions by the Global Fund has started to bear fruit. The Global Fund has announced that it has been able to save up to 5.7 million lives over the period of a decade since the Global Fund was set up by the UN.
Global Fund was developed in the year 2000 to help people in developing nations suffering from diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director, Global Fund stated that they have made definitive inroads in the battle against these deadly diseases and are on the road to attain the three of the eight objectives, which are a part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
He added that due to the efforts that have been pulled in by the Global Fund, 5.3 million people have access to treatment for AIDS and 2.8 million people are under treatment with the help of the Global Fund Fight against Aids.
He also announced that if the intensity of efforts remained constant they would be able to reach out to further masses and help millions of more people regarding the treatment for AIDS. He also felt that it might be possible for them to literally eradicate the transmission of the virus from mother to child during pregnancy.
Let’s hope that the fight picks up more steam as we head in to the year 2011 and the fight against fatal diseases continues to breach benchmarks now and again.
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