Fri, 10 Jul 2020

LUSAKA, June 4 (Xinhua) -- The Global Fund has given Zambia over 315 million U.S. dollars to finance programs to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, the country's agency coordinating HIV programs said on Thursday.

The funds will help Zambia build resilient and sustainable systems for health for the next three years from 2021 to 2023.

National AIDS Council (NAC) Chairperson Bishop Paul Mususu said the funds have been increased from the previous funding of about 263 million dollars for the period 2018 to 2020.

He said during a press briefing that the increase in funding was an indication of the partners' continued confidence in the country's health sector.

Zambia instituted the application process last year, he added.

According to him, the Global Fund was also offering catalytic matching funds amounting to 12.3 million U.S. dollars for other programs such as adolescent girls and young women and men in high prevalence settings.

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