President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday launched a $204 million Global Fund grant towards the eradication of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria by 2030 as well as strengthen systems for health across the country.
The grant is being made available to Ghana by the Global Fund, the largest multilateral investor in grants for health systems through its New Funding Model Three (NFM3).
At a short ceremony, in Accra, President Akufo-Addo said the grant would enable the government to build health structures to deal with other chronic and infectious diseases.
Assuring that government would fulfill its counterpart financing of $45 million to ensure that the grant was utilised in Ghana, President Akufo-Addo said his administration would increase domestic financing to ensure universal health coverage for all.
The grant, he said, would among other things, accelerate Ghana’s progress towards the realization of the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 HIV treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic.
The 90-90-90 UNAIDS treatment target, is a broader global health and development effort, which set a target of getting 90% of HIV-positive person to know their status; to get 90% of all people diagnosed with HIV infection to receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and getting 90 percent of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy to have viral suppression by 2020.
Source : myjoyonline