SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

Mozambique improves comprehensive health care efforts

Multiple government leaders from Mozambique and around the world have offered their support to the nation in creating programs against tuberculosis (TB), AIDS and malaria.

These leaders include U.N. AIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Ambassador Deborah Birx, and Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul. They recently visited Mozambique to meet with officials including Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi and Minister of Health Nazira Karimo Vali Abdula.

The nation recently made significant progress against TB, AIDS and malaria. As of June, more than 700,000 people had accepted antiretroviral treatment (ART) for their HIV diagnoses. Every year, over 58,000 new TB cases are confirmed and treated. For the last three years, an estimated 13 million mosquito nets were delivered throughout the nation.

Mozambique received funds to handle the efforts against these illnesses. The Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) from the U.S. president has sent approximately $2.1 billion to the nation. The Global Fund has donated an additional $430 million to the country, in addition to other investments from PEPFAR ($450 million) and the Global Fund ($100 million). All of these funds are meant to be used to create programs for TB, AIDS and malaria and to improve overall health systems.

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