The Global Fund has released a publication containing "up close and personal" short stories about how programmes supported by the Global Fund have saved and improved lives.
"Stories of Innovation and Impact - The Global Fund 2010," a 28-page document, has 12 stories in all, from Ethiopia, Georgia, Jordan, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand and Zambia.
The Lesotho entry, for example, tells the story of Tokani Tokan, a child who lost both his parents and who now lives with other children (and takes care of them, too, because he is the oldest). Tokani wants his house back and is ready to fight for it. Tokani is getting help from the Federation of Women Lawyers, which handles legal cases on behalf of minors.
This is one of a series of documents released by the Global Fund in preparation for the 2010 replenishment meetings. All of the documents are available at www.theglobalfund.org/en/replenishment/hague/documents.