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World Tuberculosis Day 2018

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Results achieved through UNDP managed Global Fund grants in partnership with national governments and civil society

2.1 million people currently on HIV treatment (2017)

Source: UNDP

41 million people received HIV counselling and testing

Source: UNDP

1 out of 6 people in Africa currently receiving HIV treatment

Source: The Global Fund


With 1 in 7 adults living with HIV, Zimbabwe has one of the highest prevalence rates in the world, a shortage of public health workers and serious economic challenges. Yet despite the difficulties, over one million Zimbabweans living with HIV are now receiving antiretroviral treatment.

1.1 million people living with HIV currently on ART (2017)

Source: UNDP

Zimbabwe is now providing lifelong antiretroviral treatment (ART) to one million people living with HIV. This remarkable achievement in one of the countries most affected by the HIV epidemic is the result of a determined national effort to scale up the response to the disease over the last decade.

Effective HIV prevention and treatment has a positive impact on family members and the wider community. Better health is central to human well-being and makes an important contribution to social and economic progress, as healthy populations live longer and are more productive. Family members are also more likely to be working or in education if people receive effective treatment.

8 countries have seen TB incidence decrease by a third

Lloyd Whinya (18) poses for a portrait at an adolescent support centre at Wilkins Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe.

“I just thought it was a little sickness.”

To mark World AIDS Day 2017, we listened to the stories of individuals behind this milestone as they explained how access to HIV treatment has transformed their lives and secured their futures.

Read the exposure piece here

Sarah's story

Theresa's story