Global Fund gives Malawi K381 billion for HIV, malaria fight

The fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria received a major boost this week when Global Fund announced a K381 billion allocation to Malawi.

A woman living with HIV/Aids takes her dosage of antiretroviral drugs

The amount totaling $512 939 077 will support the country’s HIV, tuberculosis and malaria Malawi Building Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) programme.

Greater access to medicine, backed by cash from the Global Fund, has helped slash Aids-related deaths in the country where HIV and Aids has been blamed for 59 percent of deaths among those aged 15 to 59 years.

In a letter dated 16 December, 2019 signed by the Global Fund’s Grant Management Division head Mark Eldon-Edington in Geneva to Malawi’s Ministry of Finance said the utilisation period for the funding is from January 2021 to June 2024 and Malawi must now submit applications for the funding.

“All funding requests are required to be developed through inclusive and transparent country dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders including key and vulnerable populations,” reads the letter in part.

In the new allocation, HIV has been allocated $393 004 813 (over K285 billion), tuberculosis $19 950 195 (over K14 billion) while malaria has $99 984 069 (over K72 billion). The letter further says accessing funds is dependent on meeting the Global Fund’s co-financing requirements of which Malawi is expected to progressively increase on overall health spending in accordance with recognised international declarations and national strategies.

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Honestly
Honestly
11 months ago

Mbava za DPP zangoti Allihamdullah🙏

APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅

Congratulations for sexing up those HIV statistics. Let’s eat this HIV money.

Iron
Iron
11 months ago

The question the write asks begs questions as to whether the writer indeed read the letter. It is very clear: the money is designed to fight HIV and AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Global Fund does not recruit graduate nurses. The writer should know who does that.

Mulomwe zadzathekanso
Mulomwe zadzathekanso
11 months ago

Every country with high HIV, TB and Malaria burden receives Global Fund support regardless. Even Somalia receives this support. So to say donor confidence is back is not correct.

APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅

Tell them aise. Some people come here to expose their ignorance with terrifying confidence

braveheart
11 months ago
Pep
Pep
11 months ago

Donor confidence is back nde achule ena awiri azifuna nullification which will only throw the nation under the bus. May they fail miserably

APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅
Reply to  Pep

Lol what confidence? This is not “donor confidence” you dumb ass. This money is given to any country which has an AIDS problem. If I recall, Malawi doesn’t receive this money directly through the government because the Global Fund doesn’t trust our government after some of the money was used to fund politics in the past.

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