BY LOMDAKA BANDA
The Global Fund, a worldwide movement to defeat HIV, TB and Malaria, on Wednesday donated 41 utility to the Ministry of Health worth K1.3 billion to complement government’s efforts in the field.
According to the Fund’s portfolio manager, Osian Jones, the gesture is one way of showing their commitment to supporting the country’s initiatives.
“It is part of our efforts seeking to complement the government’s efforts to improve the health sector in the country,” Jones said.
Khumbize Kandodo-Chiponda described the donation as timely and effective in the wake of such current government programmes as the administration of polio vaccines.
“The gesture will push Covid 19 and Polio Vaccination as well as the administering of ARTs, among others,” Kandodo-Chiponda said.
According to Chiponda, the vehicles will be distributed across the country to help ease the transportation of Covid 19, HIV and Malaria response materials in rural and hard-to-reach areas.
The Global Fund is primarily geared towards ensuring a healthier, safer, more equitable future for all.
It raises and invests US$4 billion a year to fight the deadliest infectious diseases, challenge the injustice that fuels them and strengthen health systems in more than 100 countries.
The Global Fund unites world leaders, communities, civil society, health workers and the private sector to find out what works and take it to scale – so the world makes more progress, more rapidly.