Global Fund [to 10 January 2015]
Zambia and Global Fund Sign $234 Million in New Grants
09 January 2015
LUSAKA, Zambia – The Government of the Republic of Zambia, the Churches Health Association of Zambia, and the Global Fund today reaffirmed their partnership, signing four new grants worth US$234 million to fight HIV, TB and malaria in Zambia.
The financial resources provided through the Global Fund come from many donors, represented today by the European Union, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Beyond finances, the grant agreements embody solidarity with the people of Zambia, supporting health initiatives through partnership with UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, WFP and WHO, (RED), ONE and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others.
The HIV/TB grants expand availability of anti-retroviral medication for people living with both HIV and tuberculosis from 80 percent in 2013 to a target of 90 percent by 2017. Zambia will also intensify TB case detection among key populations, children, prisoners and other groups identified by Zambia’s TB survey, and enhance HIV/TB integration.
The malaria grants aim to sustain universal coverage of treatment and increase household use of mosquito nets from 49 percent in 2012 to 85 percent by 2017. The number of malaria cases and deaths is expected to halve in 2017 compared with 2013. The grants also strengthen community and health systems…