Global Fund Supports Health Programs in Zimbabwe, Nigeria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has provided USD65.2 million worth of grants for disease control and prevention programs in Zimbabwe, according to the Southern Times. The National AIDS Council was given USD32.74 million for its HIV/AIDS programs while the Zimbabwe Association of Church Hospitals received USD3.18 million for its HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis efforts. The Ministry of Health received two grants amounting to USD9.23 million for tuberculosis initiatives and USD20.12 million for malaria projects.

Meanwhile, the Global Fund also committed a USD669.39 million grant for malaria intervention and tuberculosis control programs in Nigeria. Part of the grant will also be used to strengthen the country's health systems, All Africa reports.

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