The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced six grants totaling $515 million to global health partners in Mozambique working to accelerate efforts to dramatically reduce the incidence of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in the country.
To be administered by Mozambique's Ministry of Health and local civil society organizations, the grants will support efforts to reduce rates of malaria death and sickness by 40 percent by 2022 and reduce new HIV infections and HIV-related deaths by 40 percent and tuberculosis deaths by 50 percent by 2020.
Since 2013, Mozambique has worked with the Global Fund to rapidly expand HIV treatment, increasing the number of people on antiretroviral therapy from 300,000 in 2012 to more than one million in 2017 and distributing more than sixteen million mosquito nets between 2016 and 2017. The partnership also successfully treated more than 73,000 people with TB in 2016.
"Mozambique has made remarkable progress against HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in the last decade," said Linden Morrison, head of the Global Fund's High Impact Africa II Department. "That impact is a result of the great efforts by the people of Mozambique in partnership with global health partners. Together, we can end these diseases as epidemics in Mozambique by 2030."