July 17, 2024

Guinea secures $165 million to combat HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis

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Guinea secures $165 million to combat HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis

Guinea secures $165 million to combat HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis

Guinea has been awarded $165 million by the Global Fund to tackle diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, an official source revealed on Friday.

Saran Somparé, advisor at Guinea’s Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, stated that this funding will cover the period from 2024 to 2026, supporting various planned initiatives by the government and its health partners.

The funds are intended to ensure effective treatment for individuals affected by these three diseases across the country, she emphasized.

Strategies will be meticulously planned and implemented to maximize the impact of these funds, particularly benefiting underserved communities lacking resources for proper healthcare.

According to statistics from Guinea’s National Committee for the Fight against HIV/AIDS, the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate stands at 1.7%, while malaria affects approximately 17% of the population.

This substantial financial injection marks a crucial step in Guinea’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its healthcare infrastructure and improve outcomes in the fight against major infectious diseases.

The allocation underscores global commitment to supporting Guinea’s health sector, aimed at reducing disease burden and improving public health outcomes nationwide.

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