NUMBERS OF PEOPLE REACHED AND SERVICES PROVIDED CONTINUES TO RISE
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Global Fund releases end-2104 numbers
ABSTRACT In the last year, in programs supported by the Global Fund, the number of people receiving antiretroviral therapy was up 20%; the number of malaria bednets distributed rose 25%; and the number of TB cases detected and treated increased by 9%. The Fund released the 2014 numbers on 1 December.
The number of people receiving anti-retroviral therapy through programs 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 the table for details.
|Cumulative results for programs to which the Global Fund contributed|
|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.