Global Fund Announces $66 Million in New Grant Agreements
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced eight new grant agreements to fund programs worldwide, including four agreements for HIV/AIDS-related programs. The agreements, which total $66 million, will fund programs in Argentina, Cambodia, Madagascar, Ukraine, Indonesia and Panama, as well as a program sponsored by the Lutheran World Federation. Argentina will receive $12.2 million for a program targeting individuals nationwide who are at high risk of contracting HIV, and Cambodia will receive $11.2 million for an HIV/AIDS-related program. In addition, Ukraine signed two agreements totaling $18.8 million to sustain its current HIV/AIDS campaign. With these new grant agreements, which are for round one proposals approved by the fund, Global Fund commitments now total approximately $220 million, and additional grant agreements are expected to be signed over the next few days (Global Fund release, 1/30).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.