Mozambique receives grants to combat AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis: report

2021-02-06 15:05:51 GMT2021-02-06 23:05:51(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

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MAPUTO, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Mozambique has received financial support of 773.9 million U.S. dollars from Global Fund to combat the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), malaria and Tuberculosis (TB).

According to Mozambique's national Radio Mozambique (RM), the Global Fund, Ministry of Health (MISAU) and health partners in Mozambique will implement six new grants for the period of 2021-2023 to fight the diseases and build resilient and sustainable systems for health.

"The new grants will make it possible to strengthen community health systems, such as consolidating the gains achieved so far in the fight against these diseases," said Health Minister Armindo Tiago, quoted by RM on Saturday.

Armindo Tiago said that the health sector will continue to expand the treatment of HIV and ensure the retention of patients on antiretroviral treatment, as well as increasing primary prevention actions against the disease.

"As for TB, the health sector intends to identify undiagnosed cases of the disease, by strengthening the analysis capacity and intensifying screening directed at high-risk groups to improve treatment results," the minister was quoted as saying.

On the other hand, in the fight against malaria, the health sector will improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease in hospitals and communities, especially in rural areas, said the official.

The minister of health pointed out that the health sector will strengthen synergies with civil society organizations for the implementation of the grants. Enditem