Aids Swot Analysis

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The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has a variety of strengths and weaknesses inherent within the program. Some of these strengths include the increased access to healthcare that it provides. For instance, of the population of those in Sub-Saharan Africa that are eligible to receive anti-retroviral therapy, an estimated 56% of them are in fact receiving it. This 2012 figure has increased significantly from less than 5% who had received this treatment in 2012. Of households at risk of malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 53% of these own 1 or more insecticide-treated nets. This is a significant improvement from the year 2000 where the estimate was as low as 3%. The program is also financially effective, as the Fund has been able to help countries to significantly lower the prices of medicines and other tools. One of the Global Fund’s guiding principles is that of “Country Ownership”. It isn’t a matter of the Global Fund entering into a country and trying to “run the show’”, but rather a manner of assisting countries to do that which they already know how to do. The solutions to battling malaria, TB and AIDS are determined by the countries being assisted and they are responsible for carrying them out to fulfillment. In addition to country ownership, the Global Fund is committed to partnership between various entities including governments, civil societies, and faith based organizations, among others. The best way to overcome these deadly diseases is through a collaborate effort of organizations and individuals working together. While this program has many strengths, there are also weaknesses and challenges that come along with these. As a program increases in size and impact, there is typically an incre... ... middle of paper ... ...ue to the distribution of 110 million nets treated with insecticide. Insecticide sprayed into millions of dwellings has also prevented countless cases of the disease. As is the case with most public health issues, prevention is extremely important. Cases of the disease were still significant though, with 140 million suspected cases being treated through the funding provided. The total impact of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria in sub-Saharan Africa is an immeasurable one. Only estimates can be made of the millions of lives that have been forever altered for the better because of their efforts. The public has been provided with increased access to prevention tools, counseling, as well as treatment for these various deadly diseases. Has the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria impacted public health in sub-Saharan Africa for the better? Absolutely.

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