Indoor residual spraying
In the second half of 2015, through programs supported by The Global Fund, another 641,000 people were put on antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV, bringing the total to date to 9.2 million, a 7.5% increase over mid-2015 results and a 14.5% increase over the numbers a year ago.
In the first half of 2015, through programs supported by The Global Fund, another 500,000 people were put on antiretroviral treatment for HIV, bringing the total to date to 8.6 million, a 7% increase over end-2014 results.
Programs supported by the Global Fund have saved 17 million lives up to the end of 2014, according to the Results Report 2015 released by the Fund on 21 September. The Fund says that it is on track to reach 22 million lives saved by December 2016, the end of the current replenishment period (see graphic).
The Global Fund is, according to its website, "the largest financier of insecticide treated bednets in the world".
The social benefit of these bednets as a means of preventing malaria is generally regarded as being beyond dispute; the only debate focuses on whether they should be given out free, or sold at subsidized prices.