The federal government has disclosed that the Global Fund, in the last 10 years, supported Nigeria with over $4.6 billion to bolster the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
This is just as the Fund, through Family Health International (FHI 360), handed over 72 Toyota Hilux vehicles and laboratory diagnostic equipment procured through a Global Fund Grant to the Federal Government in her fight against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.
Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa, who spoke yesterday during the handover ceremony at the Federal Central Medical Stores, Oshodi, Lagos, acknowledged the significant contributions of the global funds to the fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
He said, “The Global Fund is one of our biggest partners, helping us in the areas of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
“Over the past decade, they have donated about 4.6 billion in grants to support us. We have also put about $40 million into the grants they have given us.
“We had a meeting today, and I talked to them about helping us beyond the grant, as we also need to strengthen our human resources for healthcare so that many years from now, we can have enough capacity to continue to move ahead in protecting our citizens.”