Global Fund tells Malawi to raise K3.8bn for ARVs
The Global Fund – an international financing institution based in Geneva, Switzerland with mandate to mobilise national and international resources to support countries to fight against HIV and Aids, TB, malaria – has asked Malawi to raise $8.5 million (about K3.8 billion) locally for buying life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARVs) therapy.
A report in The Nation says a five-member Global Fund delegation visiting Malawi headed by Cynthia Mwase, African and Middle East head of department, announced these developments on Friday in Lilongwe after meeting Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Health Jean Kalilani and civil society organisations (CSO) leaders.
The country has been asked to the raise the money as a contribution to the final six months covered by its grant, the paper reported.
Kalilani has said the Malawi Government “will source the money through other means”.
The Global Fund delegation also met First Lady Gertrude Mutharika whose Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust irregularly benefitted from the Global Fund money during its launch last year, prompting CSOs to demand a refund of the money to the National Aids Commission (NAC).
The fund has also set as a condition for Malawi to access its grant a refund of $3.3 million (about K1.4 billion) the Malawi Government abused in the previous budget.
It has ordered refund of K1.4bn abused fund.
The Global Fund, which was one of NAC’s major financiers, rechannelled all funds to the Ministry of Health, Action Aid and World Vision after being displeased with accountability issues.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
sure malawians will in clean malawi as we r beautifying it yet dying. mzeru za anaphiri.
Stubbornness of dpp thieves. Look what you have done with your bad governance. Mlakhp, Beam, matama basi!!
Not bright news at all.
Koma ndiye ofunika kusamalatu osaiyamba dala ngati ulibe, zinthu zasintha izi and if no care is taken the country’s prevalence rate will rise
Minister of Health kunenepa choncho?
What Malawians need to do is to stand up and fight for their rights. This is the 21st century; things have changed. For how long will the citizens suffer in their own country of birth? I like what happened to Muamar Gadafi and Hussein Mubarak.They thought the citizens were their slaves. Very soon and I mean very soon Malawi will burn and I know some people will perish but Malawi should burn for at least a week so that these monkeys calling themselves leaders should learn a bitter lesson. So far DPP is not even concerned with the illegal selling… Read more »
Kalanga dziko langa lija ineeee!!!!!
If government managed to waste money to settle a K6 billion loan to MSB, then what is only K3.8 billion?
The truth will set you free. Let us move towards never again .
Don blame politician blame urself poor malawian u reported lies to global fund to react lyk this agula Mtambo