By Moses Emorinken, Abuja
The Federal Authorities has introduced receipt of grants price $890m from the International Fund to fight the menace of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.
The grant, which is the only largest allocation to any nation, spans a three-year implementation interval of 2021 to 2023.
The Minister of Well being, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made these identified in Abuja.
In accordance with him: “With this quantity, Nigeria’s grant is reportedly the only highest allocation to any nation and an illustration of The International Fund’s confidence within the administration and programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari, and in his pledge to take advantage of even handed use of the sources for the development of well being outcomes for Nigerians, particularly the poor and weak.
“This grant will complement the funding of the Authorities of Nigeria and of different Improvement Companions in HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programmes, together with the Resilient and Sustainable System for Well being, over the interval 2021-2023.”
Ehanire added: “The approval of this grant got here following the evaluate of the proposal that CCM Nigeria submitted on 23rd March 2020, which was adjudged to be technically sound and strategically targeted by the unbiased Technical Evaluation Panel of the International Fund.
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“The International Fund raises and invests almost US$four billion a yr to help packages in international locations and communities which can be most in want.
“Of that quantity, Nigeria has, as of date accessed US$2,436,371,946, representing 94 % of the dedicated quantity. A breakdown of the funds disbursed to Nigeria up to now 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.”
The International Fund to combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an modern worldwide financing mechanism established by the United Nations in 2002, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.