Inequities Still Hinder Fight against TB, HIV, and Malaria

Inequality has long been seen as one of the biggest—yet least understood—obstacles in the global fight against TB, HIV, and malaria. Despite major gains against these diseases in the last decade, the poorest, least educated, and rural subgroups persistently fall behind. 

A new report from WHO and the Global Fund aims to capture a more detailed scope of these disparities, looking from a range of angles—from funding to testing to gender-based interventions. The report also calls for better inequity-focused data collection going forward. 

The Quote: “To tackle the inequities, we must go beyond simple notions of equal access or one-size-fits-all,” said Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund.

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Related:

Global estimates of paediatric tuberculosis incidence in 2013–19: a mathematical modelling analysis – The Lancet Global Health

New Report Finds that Funding for TB Research in 2020 Reaches Only $915 Million – Less Than Half of Investment Needed to End TB — Stop TB Partnership

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