With infinite gentleness, the life-giving needle is slid into the microscopic vein, the oxygen mask placed over the gasping mouth and nose. The flutter in the tiny chest becomes stronger, the monitor now showing a regular heartbeat. Another baby saved at Mbeya Regional Referral Hospital – and the dedicated staff of the neonatal care unit (NCU) for at-risk newborns can now themselves take a deep breath and relax.
The Board of the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) just endorsed the Framework for the Global Fund Strategy 2023-2028. In a joint EU statement, Germany and partners emphasise the need for several strategic shifts to be spelled out in the Strategy Narrative in the coming months.