LILONGWE, Malawi – Malawi and the Global Fund strengthened their partnership by signing four grants today worth a total of US$460 million. The funds seek to expand interventions for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, including efforts to reach more than 800,000 people in Malawi with treatment for HIV by 2020.
GENEVA - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving health care. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
LILONGWE, Malawi – Malawi and the Global Fund are strengthening their partnership by signing grants worth more than US$332 million, to expand treatment and prevention for HIV, TB and malaria and build resilient and sustainable systems for health. This brings the total Global Fund commitment to Malawi to US$616 million from 2014-2017.
GENEVA – Reuters news agency corrected a news item that had erroneously reported that the Global Fund had cancelled US$574 million of grants to Malawi. In an update, Reuters reported that funding is still going to Malawi to fight HIV. But Malawi decided to shift funding away from the National AIDS Council, after concerns emerged about financial management.
The original news item, titled “Global Fund cancels $574 mln for fighting AIDS in Malawi,” erroneously reported that Malawi’s Minister of Health, Jean Kalilani, said that the Global Fund had cancelled grants to Malawi.