SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

Two grants fund AIDS, TB and malaria strategies in Pacific Region

Two grants fund AIDS, TB and malaria strategies in Pacific Region. | Courtesy of sciencedaily.com
Two grants, amounting to $17 million (USD), have been granted to the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) as well as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Pacific Region.

“In its partnership with the Global Fund, UNDP engages with government and civil society organisations and strengthens the linkages between these national partners,” Osnat Lubrani, UNDP resident coordinator and representative for Fiji, said. “This is key to strengthening national capacities which are critical for effective and sustainable efforts in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria. UNDP looks forward to drawing on the advice and expertise of UN partner agencies and regional organizations in the Pacific.”

These funds are part of two new agreements that will help to support and strengthen the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in the Pacific. The grants will last for the upcoming two and a half years, which began on July 1, 2015.

“I welcome the new agreements, which are the culmination of significant collaboration between the national Country Coordinating Mechanisms, Ministries of Health, Civil Society, the PIRMCCM and the technical partners in the region,” Pacific Islands Regional Multi-Country Coordinating Mechanism Chairperson Siula Bulu said. “With the Global Fund support and the ongoing efforts of all partners in the region, many lives in the 11 countries will be saved.”

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