The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have partnered to create a comprehensive online toolkit to aid governments in fighting these diseases.
The toolkit targets countries like Haiti, Sudan and Zambia, all of which receive assistance through the Global Fund. It contains vital information on how to properly and effectively use funding, and provides a comprehensive resource for training health workers to combat AIDS, malaria etc. Additionally, it comes in the form of a smartphone app which allows easy and mobile access to critical information about disease treatment and strengthening response measures.
The ultimate goal of the UNDP-Global Fund partnership is to establish a self-sufficient and local base for disease treatment and prevention, a strategy that has already proved very successful in Zimbabwe. According to UNDP statistics, over 23% of the population in Zimbabwe was affected by AIDS in 2001; since then, the figure has dropped to only 13%.
– Morgan Forde
Photo: The Global Fund