Global Fund Resumes Uganda Health Funding

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is handing over some USD41.7 million in aid to Uganda’s health ministry to boost its programs for AIDS and malaria prevention, The New Vision reports.

The fresh allocation ends five years of a funding suspension that the organization slapped on Uganda for misuse in 2005, a scandal that led to the axing of three ministers. The Ugandan health ministry will use the grant to purchase some 7.2 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets, malaria medication and antiretroviral drugs known to help early AIDS treatment.

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