Cameroon has obtained FCFA 164 billion from the Global Fund to intensify efforts geared towards curbing the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in the country for the period running from 2021 to 2023.
This follows a funding agreement signed in Yaounde this Wednesday during a ceremony to launch the new funding initiative of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria chaired by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.
The funding with an increase rate of 66% compared to previous funding cycles will be used to improve access to treatment of the three epidemics, reinforce efforts made by the Government of Cameroon and its partners and promote prevention.
Speaking after the signing of the funding agreement, the Head of Government said the initiative is a prolongation of the Head of State’s participation in the October 2019 Conference on Emergence Diseases in Lyon France, during which he pledged FCFA 3 billion on behalf of Cameroon to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
On behalf of the Head of State, he told the country’s financial partners that the Government of Cameroon will make efforts to respect its engagements – that of supporting the fight against AIDS malaria and tuberculosis.