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FG receives $890m grant to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria |

FG receives $890m grant to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria

By Moses Emorinken, Abuja

The Federal Authorities has introduced receipt of grants price $890m from the International Fund to fight the menace of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.

The grant, which is the one largest allocation to any nation, spans a three-year implementation interval of 2021 to 2023.

The Minister of Well being, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made these recognized in Abuja.

Based on him: “With this quantity, Nigeria’s grant is reportedly the one highest allocation to any nation and an illustration of The International Fund’s confidence within the administration and programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari, and in his pledge to take advantage of even handed use of the assets for the development of well being outcomes for Nigerians, particularly the poor and susceptible.

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“This grant will complement the funding of the Authorities of Nigeria and of different Improvement Companions in HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programmes, together with the Resilient and Sustainable System for Well being, over the interval 2021-2023.”

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Ehanire added: “The approval of this grant got here following the evaluation of the proposal that CCM Nigeria submitted on 23rd March 2020, which was adjudged to be technically sound and strategically targeted by the impartial Technical Evaluate Panel of the International Fund.

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“The International Fund raises and invests practically US$four billion a yr to assist applications in nations and communities which are most in want.

“Of that quantity, Nigeria has, as of date accessed US$2,436,371,946, representing 94 p.c of the dedicated quantity. A breakdown of the funds disbursed to Nigeria to date is as follows: HIV/AIDS – 874,801,962; Tuberculosis – 338,655,681; Malaria – 1,168,613,356; RSSH – 44,178,974; TB/HIV – 10,421,972.”

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The International Fund to combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an revolutionary worldwide financing mechanism established by the United Nations in 2002, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

FG receives $890m grant to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria

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