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Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:37 - Updated Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:35

Angola gets over USD 82 million from Global Fund

Luanda - Angola will receive USD 82.6 million over the next three years from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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The announcement was made Tuesday during a video-conference between the Ministry of Health (MINSA) and the Global Fund, which also served to present the progress of the Roadmap for Access to the Granting Charter.

According to the Fund's Head of Grant Management, Mark Eldon Edington, this represents a 56 percent increase compared to the current allocation of USD 52.8 million.

Mark Eldon Edington noted that this amount will be available once Angola submits a request for funding to be developed by the National Coordination Mechanism (MCN) in the coming months.

He congratulated Angola on the implementation of the Roadmap's main reforms, underlining that "this Allocation Charter marks a new partnership and will make an important contribution to the Angolan Government's investment in the fight against the three diseases".

The Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, said that the values will be "decentralized" at the country level for the implementation of projects in the municipalities, which is a commitment of the government to work on primary health care.

She said that, with the support of the Global Fund and other partners, MINSA will work on the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in the country.

The Angolan official said that the roadmap, signed at the January 2020 meeting, contains measures to strengthen the partnership between the Global Fund and Angola, including the reimbursement of ineligible expenses, improving the performance of the National Coordination Mechanism and presenting a report on the co-financing commitments made by the Government.

The Global Fund, which fights HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, is an international financial organisation, created in January 2002, with the aim of raising and distributing additional resources to prevent and treat these diseases.

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