The ACT-Accelerator Reflections Compendium features voices from across the partnership, reflecting on the experiences, successes and challenges of this unprecedented global collaboration and highlighting important learnings for the future from those who were involved in a variety of capacities. Key stakeholders including Facilitation Council member countries and regional entities, partner agencies, envoys, civil society and industry representatives, donors and others share their thoughts on ACT-A. Additionally, the compendium includes six country stories that demonstrate the work of the partnership in Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Peru, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Philippines and Mongolia, focusing on areas such as expanding access to medical oxygen, accelerating vaccine delivery and advocating for self-testing.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on Peru’s health system and economy.
It is one of the countries with the highest numbers of pandemic-linked excess deaths in the world.
HIV and TB services were severely disrupted.
The Global Fund supported Peru with US$14.9-million to fight COVID-19, including support for the procurement of diagnostic tests, personal protective equipment (PPE), and scaling up oxygen support for COVID-19 patients.
A part of this investment was used to get TB and HIV programmes back on track. This intervention includes the purchase of mobile units (vans) and campaigns to find people with TB, support for patients with multidrug-resistant TB, and the use of a mobile app to help patients with MDR-TB to adhere to their treatment regime.
Strong community engagement forms an integral part of the programme. This includes community-based disease monitoring and efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination.