The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has announced four grants totaling $460 million to expand interventions for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in Malawi.
The grants will support government programs designed to reach UNAID's 90-90-90 targets — 90 percent of people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90 percent of people who know their HIV-positive status are accessing treatment, and 90 percent of people receiving treatment have suppressed viral loads — by 2020. The funds also will be used to strengthen the country's supply-chain management, improve data systems, distribute more than ten million mosquito nets, and bolster efforts to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women.
The grants will be managed by Malawi's Ministry of Health, ActionAid Malawi, and World Vision Malawi. The funding includes $33.8 million allocated by the government of Malawi as part of its domestic financing obligations.
"Malawi is a great example of partnership at work," said Mark Edington, head of grant management at the Global Fund. "It is great to see the country work with the Global Fund partnership to step up efforts to prevent HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women, as well as introduce reforms in supply-chain management for greater impact against HIV, TB, and malaria."
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