Global Fund Provides Over $100 million for Health

  • General Hospital of Luanda
Luanda – At least 103.2 million dollars have been provided by the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and Covid-19 in Angola, with greater focus on the provinces of Cuanza Sul and Benguela.

Of this funding, US$82.6 million will be used to meet the needs related to diseases like HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria and US$20.6 million for Covid-19. 

 

The fact was announced this Wednesday, in Luanda, by the interim representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Mamisoa Rangers, in the act of “Launching the New Grant of the Global Fund 2021-2024”. 

 

According to the official, the funding aims to strengthen the health and community system, as well as reduce the incidence of new HIV infections to 1.1%, in the general population and in children of HIV-positive mothers to 4% by 2023. 

 

The amount will be used to reduce the incidence rate to 320 per 100,000 inhabitants and mortality to 40, while Malaria reduces the number of deaths to 19 per 100 inhabitants and the positivity rate to 35% by 2023. 

 

In turn, the minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, pointed out the epidemiological and demographic situation as a factor of choice for the Global Fund in the provinces of Benguela and Cuanza Sul, according to the Malaria and Tuberculosis registries. 

 

For a better management of this subsidy, Sílvia Lutucuta, informed that there will be strict supervision. 

 

In turn, the provincial director of health of Cuanza Sul, Felizardo Manuel, said that the grant will allow the continuity of three phases in health action, regarding malaria, tuberculosis and HIV in promotion and prevention, the second component, treatment and diagnosis, as well as rehabilitation, drug treatment and ongoing training for technicians. 

 

According to the provincial director of Benguela, Manuel Cabinda, due to the epidemiological profile - characterized by the incidence of Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis - the new subscription to the Global Fund in Angola will guarantee a health system strengthened with training of staff, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 

 

To reduce the increase of cases, the doctor said it is essential to promote better health for the population, since Benguela until the last quarter registered more than two thousand cases of malaria a day this number has decreased in recent days to 1,200 cases.  

Of this funding, US$82.6 million will be used to meet the needs related to diseases like HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria and US$20.6 million for Covid-19. 

 

The fact was announced this Wednesday, in Luanda, by the interim representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Mamisoa Rangers, in the act of “Launching the New Grant of the Global Fund 2021-2024”. 

 

According to the official, the funding aims to strengthen the health and community system, as well as reduce the incidence of new HIV infections to 1.1%, in the general population and in children of HIV-positive mothers to 4% by 2023. 

 

The amount will be used to reduce the incidence rate to 320 per 100,000 inhabitants and mortality to 40, while Malaria reduces the number of deaths to 19 per 100 inhabitants and the positivity rate to 35% by 2023. 

 

In turn, the minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, pointed out the epidemiological and demographic situation as a factor of choice for the Global Fund in the provinces of Benguela and Cuanza Sul, according to the Malaria and Tuberculosis registries. 

 

For a better management of this subsidy, Sílvia Lutucuta, informed that there will be strict supervision. 

 

In turn, the provincial director of health of Cuanza Sul, Felizardo Manuel, said that the grant will allow the continuity of three phases in health action, regarding malaria, tuberculosis and HIV in promotion and prevention, the second component, treatment and diagnosis, as well as rehabilitation, drug treatment and ongoing training for technicians. 

 

According to the provincial director of Benguela, Manuel Cabinda, due to the epidemiological profile - characterized by the incidence of Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis - the new subscription to the Global Fund in Angola will guarantee a health system strengthened with training of staff, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 

 

To reduce the increase of cases, the doctor said it is essential to promote better health for the population, since Benguela until the last quarter registered more than two thousand cases of malaria a day this number has decreased in recent days to 1,200 cases.