The Global Fund has given Zambia over US$315M to finance programs to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, the country’s agency coordinating HIV programs said.
The funds will help Zambia build resilient and sustainable systems for health for the next three years from 2021 to 2023.
National AIDS Council (NAC) Chairperson Bishop Paul Mususu said the funds have been increased from the previous funding of about US$263M for the period 2018 to 2020.
He said during a press briefing that the increase in funding was an indication of the partners’ continued confidence in the country’s health sector.
Zambia instituted the application process last year, he added.
According to him, the Global Fund was also offering catalytic matching funds amounting to US$12.3M for other programs such as adolescent girls and young women and men in high prevalence settings.