Nigeria will get $933m grant to struggle HIV, malaria

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The Global Fund’s Grant Cycle 7 has allotted $933m to Nigeria to deal with HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria from 2024 to 2026.

Of this, $340,095,438 is devoted to the HIV grant, with the National  Agency for the Control of AIDS receiving $10,663,394 to steer the coordination of the multisectoral response to HIV.

NACA made this identified on Friday in a press assertion signed by its Head of Public Relations and Protocol, Toyin Aderibigbe.

To kick off the GC7 grant, the assertion famous {that a} four-day retreat was held for the newly fashioned Project Monitoring Unit.

The retreat was designed to familiarise the brand new staff members with their roles, mirror on previous successes, establish areas for enchancment, and focus on actionable methods for future endeavours.

In her welcome comment, the Director General of NACA, Dr Temitope Ilori, highlighted the numerous accomplishments of the GC6 grant.

Ilori mentioned these accomplishments embrace coaching healthcare personnel, equipping laboratories, and meaningfully partaking communities.

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She urged contributors to construct on these successes in tackling HIV challenges.

“While we celebrate these remarkable achievements, we must task ourselves to  improve upon our past efforts by being efficient and intentional in  sustainably addressing the public health challenges of HIV through the use of reliable data for effective decision-making.” Dr Ilori said.

The notable actions underneath the GC7 embrace the scale-up of HIV and TB  Gender and Human Rights interventions each on the nationwide and sub-national ranges; the event of 36+1 states’ strategic plans leveraging the HIV National Strategic Plan 2023-2027; the implementation of medically assisted remedy amongst individuals who inject medicine utilizing methadone or buprenorphine; the development of HIV coordination on the sub-national ranges by means of direct help to State Agencies for the  Control of AIDS; and the conduct of HIV Integrated Biological and  Behavioural Surveillance Survey 2024.

Dr Ilori mentioned, “My vision for the HIV response under my leadership is to  foster a domestically driven HIV response that ends AIDS and its  associated conditions as a public health threat in an effective,  efficient, and sustainable manner.”

She urged everybody to affix the journey towards this shared objective of greatness.

“I urge you to mirror on how our work can be certain that we get rid of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in collaboration with the National  HIV, Hepatitis, and STI Control Programme.

“Contribute meaningfully to the sector-wide approach of the Ministry of  Health, further strengthen the health response to become more resilient and sustainable, ensure that we can respond to any public health emergency, and end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030,” she mentioned.



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