The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, 2016
This year, the World Health Organization reported dramatic gains in life expectancy, registering a global increase of five years between 2000 and 2015. That is the fastest increase since the 1960s. The numbers were even more outstanding in Africa, where life expectancy increased by close to ten years. These impressive gains have largely been associated with breath-taking progress against infectious diseases such as HIV, TB and malaria, and improvements in maternal and child health. What seemed impossible 16 years ago at the dawn of the Millennium Development Goal era has been achieved. This report delivers a summary of the impact and results achieved by end 2015 by programs supported by the Global Fund, showing cumulative progress since 2002.