The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Project Name

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

End Date

1 December 2019

Amount Awarded

£8,000,000

Start Date

31 January 2018

Beneficiary Country

Liberia

Issues: Malaria

This funding will be used by the Global Fund to pay for malaria rapid diagnostic tests and long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets and TB treatment courses. This includes diagnostic tests and nets in Liberia, diagnostic tests in Malawi, nets in Uganda, and TB treatment in Kenya.

Mosquito nets and rapid diagnostic tests are being provided to protect families from mosquitos carrying the disease, and to ensure prompt and accurate diagnosis of malaria so lifesaving treatment can be started quickly. Both interventions are WHO recommended lifesaving approaches to malaria control.

TB treatment courses are being provided to ensure effective treatment of TB cases and minimise the spread of the disease to new patients.

Half of the grant will be spent on training community health workers to improve case detection and treatment of malaria and TB in communities, and train people on the correct use of nets.

This project is co-funded by Comic Relief and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.