HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Children are at the heart of these epidemics—and with the Global Fund, we have the ability to save their lives and stabilize their communities.

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A children's choir in Uganda that includes many of Josephine's grandchildren. Josephine says frequent malaria is a challenge – they sleep under nets, but it’s hard to stay covered. She cares for her grandchildren because three of her daughters died of HIV/AIDS.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a powerful tool for ending the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria worldwide. By combining resources from donor governments, the private sector, and private foundations, the Global Fund has greater reach and enhanced coordination, ultimately leading to greater impact and more lives saved.

Children are at the heart of these epidemics: A child dies every two minutes from malaria, nearly 1,000 adolescent girls and young women are infected with HIV every day, and a million children get sick with tuberculosis each year. As people of faith, we should find this unacceptable when we have the ability and the tools to respond.

Progress is possible, but not inevitable. New countries are certified as malaria-free almost every year, millions of lives have been saved with antiretroviral therapy, and many countries have also reduced TB to a relatively rare disease. However, TB is now the world’s leading killer among infectious diseases, and one out of four people infected with HIV still doesn’t know they have it.

There's still work to be done.

This year, the Global Fund is undertaking its Sixth Replenishment, with a target of raising $14 billion over the next three years to save 16 million lives.  U.S. participation in the Global Fund catalyzes other donors and leverages investments in bilateral programs like PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).

Alongside partners, the U.S. helps save the lives of children and their families and stabilizes their communities by playing a crucial role in the fight against HIV, TB, and malaria. Recognizing the Global Fund as a valuable tool to pool resources and enable impact beyond what we can accomplish alone, the U.S.’s continued leadership and support with $1.56 billion in FY20 are critical to the success of the Global Fund.

 

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  • I am Ilaria, an Italian law student.
    With this e-mail, I would like to express my interest in taking part in an internship at World Vision.
    I am a dynamic and creative person, passionate about international studies and human rights, able to work both alone and in groups. I have a strong sense of justice and so I enrolled in the Faculty of Law and I want to deepen my studies.
    Since I was a young girl, I have spent long periods in different countries outside the Italian territory and so I had the opportunity to learn several languages. Furthermore this allowed me to open my mind to different cultures, in particular, the year I lived in México. Here I carried out my thesis research work which allowed me to discover how the identity of indigenous subjects in Mexican territory was structured after colonization. Since then I have understood that in my life I wanted to promote the rights of minorities, with particular regards on children’s rights. I understood that during the volunteer work I did for years at the pediatric department of Santissima Annunziata hospital for ABIO (association for the children in hospital). My role was to assist not only children, but also to be a support for their families who had to face hospitalization. These are the reasons why it would be an honor for me to be able to collaborate with You.
    I hope you can consider my request, I am confident that my experience at World Vision would be extremely valuable both for my studies and my own general development an it would give me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge in the inspiring and cosmopolitan environment of one of the largest worldwide organizations.
    I look forward to hearing from you and moving ahead with this exciting opportunity.
    Thank you.
    Very Best, Ilaria

    • Hi Illaria,
      Thank you so much for your interest in World Vision! It sounds like you have a lot to offer and a heart for justice. Please check out our jobs and internships page here: https://www.worldvision.org/about-us/job-opportunities. That page will have all our opportunities listed, and you can search by location and category. You can submit an application from that page. Best of luck to you, and thank you for visiting our blog!

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