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NUMBERS OF PEOPLE REACHED AND SERVICES PROVIDED CONTINUES TO RISE
GFO Issue 257

NUMBERS OF PEOPLE REACHED AND SERVICES PROVIDED CONTINUES TO RISE

Author:

David Garmaise

Article Type:
News

Article Number: 1

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.

The Numbers
Cumulative results for programs 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.

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