Peter Sands


I’ve been the Executive Director of the Global Fund, a worldwide partnership to defeat HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and ensure a healthier, safer, more equitable future for all, since 2018. After serving as CEO of Standard Chartered PLC, I was a research fellow at the Harvard

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1,128 viewsDec 2, 2023

Against A Foe As Formidable As HIV, Anything Less Than Victory Is Creating A Future Problem

Now 24.5 million people are on HIV treatment in the countries in which the Global Fund invests, and we have reversed the course of the pandemic.

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870 viewsDec 2, 2023

Ending AIDS Among Children Can Be An Inspiration Toward Ending All Preventable Deaths Among Children

In a world where those with less power and privilege are often forgotten, the welfare of children stands out.

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669 viewsNov 30, 2023

COP28: A Call To Stop Climate Change From Derailing The Fight Against Malaria

The world is at a defining moment in the fight against malaria. More than ever, we are at risk of losing our battle against this disease.

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1,731 viewsNov 7, 2023

In The Fight To End Tuberculosis, This Is The Moment For Progress

After two years of devastating disruptions due to Covid-19, tuberculosis programs are getting back on track.

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1,669 viewsNov 7, 2023

Taking A Smart Approach To Making Medicines In Africa Will Save Lives

Covid-19 shone a harsh light on global health inequities. When there is a worldwide shortage or supply chains get disrupted, it is those in need who suffer the most.

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454 viewsSep 19, 2023

For The Fight Against HIV, TB And Malaria, A Moment Of Reckoning

While the 17 SDGs present a sweeping vision for improving the lives of people across the world, progress against them is, at best, mixed.

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2,150 viewsJul 12, 2023

Japan’s Fight Against TB Can Be A Roadmap For Pandemic Preparedness

Japan’s example of turbocharging the fight against TB is a roadmap to delivering UHC and strengthening pandemic preparedness.

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869 viewsJun 28, 2023

Pop-Up Booths To The Rescue In The Fight Against TB In Kenya

Finding the people who have TB is still the biggest challenge in fighting this age-old disease, which still kills some 1.6 million people a year.

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1,213 viewsJun 16, 2023

It’s Time To Overcome Gender Inequality In The Fight Against HIV

AIDS is the leading cause of death among women and girls in Africa, and the third-leading cause of death in women globally.

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354 viewsMay 25, 2023

One Mozambican Woman’s Fight Against Malaria– ‘The Devil’ That Took Her Husband’s Life

In those 36 hours, Celina lost her husband of 10 years. Suddenly she was a widow, a single mother with three small kids, without an income.