The federal government has pledged improved allocation to HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria treatments in 2019 budget.
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who made the pledge at a press conference yesterday in Abuja, said that government is putting N22 billion in the budget for vaccines as a commitment to ensure that every child gets vaccinated.
The executive director for Global Fund, Mr Peter Sands, revealed that over $2.6 billion dollars had been spent on fighting malaria and HIV by the fund in the last three years.
He said, “We have invested $2.6 billion and in the current funding circle which is three years, we are investing $600.60 million on fighting HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
“Nigeria is the country in which the global fund invest so much on HIV, Nigeria is the country that have the largest Malaria in the world and largest number of people with HIV and it’s seven in the lists of people affected by tuberculosis, if we are going to end epidemic of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the world, it have to happen in Nigeria.”
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