Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The first case of HIV was diagnosed in The Gambia in May, 1986, and since then the number of people getting infected with the virus is increasing. Two serotypes of the virus are found in The Gambia i.e. HIV 1 and HIV 2. HIV 1, which is more virulent, is more prevalent, and is a major cause of concern. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a serious public health and developmental problem impacting on all socio-economic aspects of our society.
ActionAid the Gambia and the National AIDS Secretariat are Principal Recipients for an HIV&AIDS grant being funded under the New Funding Model by the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
ActionAid the Gambia has contributed towards the eradication of HIV & AIDS and Malaria by supporting the elimination of new infections, providing care and support through evidence-based services, provide support on home-based care, nutritional and educational support for people living with HIV&AIDS, and those affected Orphans and Vulnerable Children respectively.