Already saving lives from fungal disease – GAFFI’s 4-year legacy

The Global Action Fund for Fungal infections, GAFFI, (www.gaffi.org)  has been operational for 4 years and among its many successes, none is more important or indicative of its work, than directly saving lives in Guatemala. This program of implementing well known diagnostic tests in a reference laboratory, has picked up 139 life-threatening fungal infections in AIDS. By also ensuring all the antifungal drugs are also available, and educating the doctors about fungal disease. This program covers the whole country. And other Latin American countries plan to mirror it – in Panama, Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Ecuador. GAFFI’s new brochure outlining the problems, and its solutions has just been launched in English and Spanish: http://www.gaffi.org/wp-content/uploads/GAFFI-Final-Brochure-Aug-2017-pages.pdf

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