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COVID-19 has ‘devastating’ impact on fight against HIV, TB, malaria: Global Fund Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has “devastating” impact on the fight against HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) and malaria last year, according to a new report released by the organization Global Fund on Wednesday.

“To mark our 20th anniversary, we had hoped to focus this year’s report on the extraordinary stories of courage and resilience that made possible the progress we have achieved against HIV, TB and malaria over the last two decades,” said Peter Sands, the Global Fund’s executive director.

The report said that key programmatic results declined for the first time in the organisation’s history but also said some progress was made.

“To mark our 20th anniversary, we had hoped to focus this year’s Results Report on the extraordinary stories of courage and resilience that made possible the progress we have achieved against HIV, TB and malaria over the last two decades,” Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, said.