MADRID – The government of Spain today announced an agreement to waive debts owed by Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia in exchange for investments in domestic health programs supported by the Global Fund.
Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million
JOHANNESBURG, 4 September 2012 (PlusNews) - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria has announced that it has approved almost US$420 million to support essential services as part of its stop-gap Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM), which was introduced late last year.
In November 2011, due to a lack of donations, the Global Fund was forced to cancel its Round 11 of funding. The TFM was introduced to prevent interruptions in essential prevention, treatment and care services.
GINEBRA – El Fondo Mundial de lucha contra el SIDA, la tuberculosis y la malaria ha acogido hoy con satisfacción el anuncio realizado por el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación de España según el cual este país aportará 10 millones de euros (en torno a US$12,1 millones) al Fondo Mundial, lo que supone reanudar una donación que pone de manifiesto el firme compromiso de España con la prevención y el tratamiento de las tres enfermedades.
GENEVA –The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today welcomed an announcement by Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Relations and Cooperation that it will contribute €10 million (around US$ 12.1 million) to the Global Fund, a resumption of funding that signals Spain’s deep commitment to disease prevention and treatment.
Washington, D.C., 12 April 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) signed a $10.5 million agreement with the Government of Spain to strengthen health systems in the Americas and to support priority programs during 2012.
The agreement was signed April 12 by PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses Periago and Ambassador Jorge Hevia Sierra, Spain’s Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States and inter-American cooperation agencies.
Every year, the plight and needs of many of the world’s most vulnerable people are described in the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP). This year’s CAP spans 18 countries and outlines needs across key sectors.
The 2012 CAP clearly highlights that food insecurity continues to be compounded by protracted crisis situations, more frequent natural disasters, conflict, volatile food prices, harsh economic conditions and climate change.