The Global Fund has published a short piece, Women and Girls, to highlight a growing challenge in global health. Gender inequalities, sexual violence and discrimination fuel a devastating and disproportionate number of new HIV infections in women and adolescent girls, and increase their overall health risks.
The evidence is stark: In the hardest-hit countries, girls account for more than 80 percent of all new HIV infections among adolescents. We cannot end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics without addressing these challenges.
In Women and Girls, and in other pieces in the Focus On series, the Global Fund offer a summary of an issue critical to the mission of the Global Fund partnership, and how it is responding.
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