Improving quality of life for communities living with HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Improving quality of life for communities living with HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
Published 10th November 2020
Author NCD Alliance
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As the world seeks to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023-2028 strategy of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria could be instrumental in supporting governments to deliver resilient and sustainable health systems and to improve global health security. The bi-directional relationship between noncommunicable diseases (NCDs: inter alia cancer, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes), HIV and TB reduces quality of life, undermines treatment outcomes  and leads to premature mortality.  The Global Fund has a valuable opportunity to accelerate achievement of targets, while simultaneously addressing evolving community needs through cost-effective, evidence-based health interventions for NCDs. 
 
NCD Alliance calls on national leaders and the Global Fund Board to recognize the growing impact of NCDs on the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people living with and at risk of HIV, TB and malaria, and on the sustainability and resilience of health systems. We ask that the new strategy provides countries with clearer opportunities and more flexibility in funding to integrate NCD screening, diagnosis and care into programmes and services to address the linkages with HIV, TB and malaria.