Global Fund grants over 82 mln USD to Angola to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

The Global Fund will provide over the next three years 82.6 million U.S. dollars to Angola to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, said the Angolan Health Ministry after a meeting with the fund on Tuesday.

Mark Edington, head of the Global Fund grant management, announced that the grant will be available as soon as the country submits a request for financing, according to a statement by the ministry.

During the video conference, Angolan Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta presented the progress of a roadmap signed between the two sides in January 2020, said the statement.

The roadmap contains measures to strengthen the partnership between the Global Fund and Angola.

Edington confirmed the Global Fund’s satisfaction with Angola’s progress in implementing the main reforms of the roadmap, the statement said.

The Global Fund is an international financial organization created in January 2002, with the aim of raising and distributing resources to prevent and treat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.