The Global Fund is expanding action on gender equality and emphasising the importance of saving the lives of women and girls through increased high-impact, gender-responsive investments to tackle HIV, TB and malaria.

As it observes International Women’s Day, 8 March, the Global Fund cited the health needs of women and girls as a central part of gender equality work that is essential to have significant impact on responses to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Evidence clearly shows that gender inequalities make women and young girls more vulnerable to acquiring the diseases, and to access care and other services. The latter is particularly true for key affected women, including women living with the diseases and those who are sex workers, who use drugs and who are transgender.

Read the press release in full on the Global Fund website