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CHF International Named Global Fund Principal Recipient in Honduras
Date:11/20/2007

care. The effort will proactively work to strengthen the country's monitoring and evaluation frameworks, will guarantee the performance of local implementers, and will ensure the timely and efficient delivery of pharmaceuticals along the supply chain.

Honduras's HIV epidemic is largely due to sexual transmission, with the highest prevalence among commercial sex workers, men who have sex with men and prisoners. As the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund award, CHF will be fully supportive of Honduras' goals of reducing disease prevalence to less than 1 percent, improving the survival of people living with HIV/AIDS who are on antiretroviral treatment to 95 percent, and reducing mother to child transmission by 90 percent by 2013.

The Global Fund was created to finance a dramatic turn-around in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. These diseases kill over 6 million people each year, and the numbers are growing. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities, the Global Fund represents an innovative approach to international health financing. To date, the Global Fund has committed US$ 9.9 billion in 136 countries to support aggressive interventions against all three diseases.

Founded in 1952, CHF International's mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. The organization provides technical expertise and leadership in international development, including critical emergency management following disasters and civil conflict. CHF International has worked in over 100 countries worldwide since its inception. Visit http://www.chfinternational.org for more information about the organization.


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