Published 2016
The Global Fund and Innovative Financing
By Patrik Silborn

The Global Fund was established in 2002, as a ‘war-chest’ to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. In 2002, only 300,000 people received life-saving treatment for HIV globally – by the end of 2015 that number exceeded 16 million people, and over 8 million of those are supported by the Global Fund. Our strategic investments, collaborations and strength of our partnerships, have enabled us to save 17 million lives, and we remain on track to save a projected cumulative 22 million lives by the end of 2016.