We have 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.
Confronting the Challenge: Women and Girls in Global Health
In Women and Girls, and in other pieces in our Focus On series, we offer a summary of an issue critical to the mission of the Global Fund partnership, and how we are responding. We hope you find it useful.
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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria