Our results

OUR RESULTS

 

UNDP partners with the Global Fund to support and strengthen national responses to HIV, Tuberculosis and malaria. The objective is to ensure access to quality health services for all, and enable all those living or affected by the diseases to live healthy, productive lives. UNDP’s Global Fund portfolio has saved millions of lives in support to countries. Expanding opportunity for children and young adults in their most productive years who would have otherwise succumbed to the diseases, and sparing countries the devastating socio-economic impact at both community and national levels of high mortality and morbidity rates.

2.5 million lives saved

63 million cases of malaria treated

9 countries have achieved 100% coverage with antimalarial drugs

50 million bed nets distributed achieving universal coverage in 4 countries

TUBERCULOSIS

 

793,000 cases of TB detected and put on treatment

In 11 countries the case detection rate exceeds the global target of 70%

6 countries have seen a 50% reduction TB prevalence

HIV

 

1.92 million people currently on HIV treatment (2016)

    

1 out of 6 people in Africa currently receiving HIV treatment

34 million people received HIV counselling and testing

  

68% reduction in AIDS related deaths in Zimbabwe

GRANT  PERFORMANCE

 

UNDP consistently outperforms other implementers of Global Fund grants. 54% percent of UNDP grants are currently rated A1 or A2 (“exceed” or “meet expectations”) by the Global Fund compared to 38% percent for grants managed by other partners. This is despite the fact that UNDP is operating in some of the most difficult country contexts.

UNDP grants are currently rated as exceeding (A1) or meeting (A2) expectations

COUNTRY IMPACT

 

Angola

Antimalarial coverage with Artemisinin Combination Therapy (2013)

Source: World Health Organization

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Malaria is the principal cause of morbidity and mortality in Angola. Since 2005, UNDP has managed the Global Fund Malaria programme in Angola, with the aim to reduce the burden of malaria in the country through the strengthening of local health services and improving access to malaria treatment for populations most at risk.

Chad

100% antimalarial coverage with Artemisinin Combination Therapy (2014)

Source: World Health Organization

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For over ten years, malaria was the major cause of illness and death in children under the age of 5 in Chad. The UNDP-managed Global Fund grant for malaria aimed to reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality in Chad by increasing coverage of key prevention and treatment interventions.

Guinea-Bissau

Reduction in malaria case incidence between 2000 and 2015

Source: World Health Organization

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Malaria is also a significant problem in Guinea-Bissau accounting for more than 50% of visits to health services nationwide. The UNDP-managed Global Fund malaria grant promotes the utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), and intermittent preventive treatment (ITP) for pregnant women.

Mali

Retention of people on ART 12 months after commencing treatment (2014)

Source: UNAIDS

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The UNDP-managed Global Fund grant for HIV has promoted an integrated and decentralized approach to community-based health care, targeting key high-risk populations. It intensified efforts to reduce the risk of HIV transmission from mother to child by prioritizing systematic voluntary HIV screening.

Sao Tome and Principe

Decrease in TB prevalence between 2000 and 2014

Source: World Health Organisation

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UNDP is working with the National TB Program to expand Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course (DOTS), with a particular focus on HIV/TB co-infection and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients.

South Sudan

Coverage of bed nets in (2014)

Source: World Health Organization

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After years of civil war, South Sudan faces the tremendous costs of rehabilitating health-related services and reconstructing health infrastructure. As Principal Recipient for Global Fund grants in South Sudan, UNDP has administered six rounds of funding since 2004, delivering an average of US $25 million per year. A grant for health systems strengthening financed the development of a skilled health workforce, increased access to safe and effective drugs, and improved health information systems, laboratories, blood banks, antenatal services, and community-level outreach.

Zambia

Treatment success rate for all new cases of TB (2013)

Source: World Health Organization

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The aim of the TB project in Zambia is to strengthen the national capacity for the response to TB by improving access to both first line and second line anti-TB drugs and facilitate diagnosis through the procurement of the necessary drugs and related diagnostic supplies.

Zimbabwe

Reduction in the number of new cases of HIV between 2000 and 2012


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The UNDP-managed Global Fund investments have been instrumental in saving many lives. The number of people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) rose from 360,000 in 2010 to 826,000 in 2015. The retention on HIV treatment 12 month after initiation has improved from 75% in 2009 to 90% in 2014.

Belarus

Treatment success rate for all forms of TB (2013)

Source: World Health Organization

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2015 marks a decade of successful collaboration between UNDP, the government of Belarus and civil society organizations in the implementation of Global Fund TB and HIV grants. UNDP was nominated Principal Recipient in 2004 for the HIV Round 3 grant, and added the Round 6 TB grant in 2007. Important programmatic results have been achieved over the past 10 years. UNDP also worked with the government of Belarus to stimulate domestic investments in health. Government contribution toward the national TB and HIV programs has grown substantially over the past 10 years....

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Treatment success rate for TB (2013)

Source: World Health Organization

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The TB grant in Bosnia and Herzegovina contributes to the strengthening of the National Tuberculosis Program management, as well as improving TB laboratory services and infection control.

Kyrgyzstan

Retention on ART 12 months after commencing treatment (2014)

Source: UNAIDS

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The UNDP-managed Global Fund HIV grant in Kyrgyzstan (active since 2012) focuses on preventing HIV by promoting human rights, gender, good governance, and mainstreaming HIV/AIDS. Programme achievements include facilitating the development of state policy on HIV infection stabilization for 2012–2016; improving the social allowance system for people living with HIV; and “one-stop” service, which allows people living with HIV to access ART, TB medication and methadone maintenance therapy in one location.

Montenegro

Retention on ART 12 months after commencing treatment

Source: UNAIDS

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UNDP has supported the implementation of Global Fund HIV and TB grants in Montenegro since 2010. The HIV programme focused on prevention activities targeting key populations, increased quality of care and support to those affected by HIV and AIDS, as well as strengthening of the HIV surveillance system.

Tajikistan

Treatment success rate for TB (2013)

Source: World Health Organization

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UNDP supported TB programmes have improved the case detection rate, strengthened directly observed treatment, short-course, and enhanced treatment of multidrug-resistant TB patients as well as supporting the construction of four new TB hospitals and a high-tech Bio-safety laboratory, the first of its kind in Central Asia.

Turkmenistan

Case detection rate for TB in (2014). Above the global target (70%)

Source: World Health Organization

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Since 2010 UNDP has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan to strengthen TB prevention, diagnostics, and treatment through a Global Fund grant. The grant addresses the needs of civilian and penitentiary sectors. Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course (DOTS) is being implemented country-wide, including in prisons.

Uzbekistan

Women with HIV receiving ARVs to prevent mother to child transmission (2013)

Source: World Health Organization

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UNDP became principal recipient of a Global Fund grant for HIV in 2012 aimed at expanding the response to the spread of AIDS in Central Asia. The agreement supports national HIV initiatives by improving monitoring and evaluation as well as providing treatment, care, and prevention services, with a focus on those most at risk.

Iran

Coverage with insecticide treated bed nets (2014)

Source: World Health Organization

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UNDP has been the principal recipient of Global fund grants in Iran since 2005 for HIV, 2008 for TB and since 2011 for malaria. The aim of the malaria grant is elimination of P. Falciparum malaria by 2016 and all cases of malaria including P. Vivax by 2025. Achieving 100% coverage with bed nets is a big step towards achieving this.

Belize

100% of HIV-positive TB patients on ART (2014)

Source: World Health Organization

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With the highest HIV prevalence in Central America and over half of the population aged of under 25, Belize has faced significant social and economic challenges as a result of the HIV epidemic. UNDP assumed the role of Principal Recipient (PR) for Global Fund HIV grants in Belize in 2011. The grants combat key drivers of HIV including poverty, unemployment, chronic malnutrition, and drug abuse.

Bolivia

Antimalarial coverage with Artemisinin Combination Therapy (2013)

Source: World Health Organization

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In Bolivia, UNDP in partnership with the Global Fund, led the Malaria-Free Bolivia project, which covers 36 municipalities (close to 600,000 people) accounting for more than 85% of the country’s malaria cases. Extending prevention services and treatment coverage to the country’s most endemic areas resulted in zero deaths from the disease reported for the past five years, as well as the achievement of MDG target of 2 deaths per 1000 people infected.

Cuba

HIV-positive TB patients on ART (2014)

Source: World Health Organization

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UNDP has taken on the role of Principal Recipient for all HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis grants provided to Cuba. These grants fund prevention and treatment, community mobilization and support, and programming with key affected populations.

Haiti

Pregnant women living with HIV on ART to prevent mother to child transmission (2014)

Source: UNAIDS

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In Haiti, UNDP linked the Global Fund programme with post-earthquake recovery efforts and Health sector strategic plan, making sure that displaced people benefit from HIV services, particularly key populations at higher risk. UNDP is supporting the Ministry of Health in covering 47% of the country’s need for anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and 100% of first line anti-TB drugs.

Djibouti

Decrease in new cases of HIV since 2000

Source: UNAIDS

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Djibouti faces major challenges in tackling HIV and tuberculosis due to weak infrastructure of the national health system, equipment shortages, and scarcity of human resources. In January 2013, UNDP took over the role of Principal Recipient for Global Fund HIV and TB grants. Support focuses on the provision of essential HIV and TB services, including expanding access to ART, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Iraq

Treatment success rate for TB

Source: World Health Organization

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In Iraq, the combination of sectarian violence, internal displacement and influx of refugees from Syria poses a severe threat to tuberculosis control efforts. UNDP has been the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund TB grant since 2008. The TB grant has established an emergency cell phone unit which ensures TB patients can be reached and avoid treatment interruptions that threaten to increase drug resistance. In conflict areas, special arrangements, using alternatives routes and local contacts, have enabled continuous delivery of TB medicines to patients.

Programme of assistance to the Palestinian People

Counselling and testing encounters for HIV

Source: UNDP

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While the data and the dynamics of the HIV epidemic in the West Bank and Gaza Strip suggest a low prevalence, many cases likely go undetected. Support from a UNDP-managed Global Fund grant that commenced in 2008 has helped to contain the spread of HIV infection through the testing, awareness-raising sessions and stigma reduction activities, focusing particularly on the education of religious leaders, the media, youth, women and law officials.

Sudan

Treatment success rate for TB (2013)

Source: World Health Organization

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The UNDP’s TB project aims to scale up and DOTs (Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course), including in war-affected and post conflict regions. It also seeks to raise awareness amongst communities and in political circles. This includes raising awareness of TB prevention, treatment, efficacy and adherence.

Syria

100% of HIV positive TB patients on ART (2014)

Source: World Health Organization

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Prior to March 2011, Syria was making public health gains in tuberculosis (TB) prevention, reducing annual TB prevalence from 85 TB cases per 100,000 persons in 1990 to 23 per 100,000 in 2011. Tuberculosis care in Syria was integrated in the healthcare system nationwide. As the conflict escalated, health infrastructure has been destroyed, drug supply chains have been interrupted, and healthcare workers have fled all negatively impacting TB diagnosis and treatment efforts. As the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund TB grant, UNDP has continued to support civil society and the National Tuberculosis Programme in Syria to reach the WHO target of 87 percent of tuberculosis patients successfully on treatment via the Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course (DOTS) strategy.