The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The organization: The Global Fund is a unique, public-private partnership and international financing institution dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents an innovative approach to international health financing. The Global Fund’s model is based on the concepts of country ownership and performance-based funding, which means that people in countries implement their own programs based on their priorities and the Global Fund provides financing on the condition that verifiable results are achieved.



The relationship: With funding from The Global Fund, we began working on a project for the Center for Malaria Parasitology and Entomology of Lao PDR (CMPE) to provide technical assistance in the development of an SMS system for malaria reporting.

The malaria reports consist of critical malaria drug stock information, geographic locations and the number of patient cases from the villages and health centers. The goal of using an SMS-based reporting system is to help the people at various levels within the healthcare system get critical information and alerts from the field, in real time. By having up-to-date information, they can better manage and coordinate their resources and better protect people from the potentially devastating effects of this disease.

Website: http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/