Global Fund allocates $4.7 million to Cape Verde by 2025

The Global Fund has allocated 4.7 million dollars (4.4 million euros) to finance until 2025, namely programs to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Cape Verde, according to the international institution’s planning.
The largest portion of the amount allocated by the institution for the period 2023 to 2025 will be to finance programs to fight HIV/AIDS, with 2.99 million dollars (2.7 million euros), followed by malaria, with 1.21 million dollars (1.1 million euros), and tuberculosis, with 500 thousand dollars (470 thousand euros), a similar amount to that allocated from 2020 to 2022.
Created in 2002, the Global Fund is an international funding institution that brings together governments, civil society institutions, the private sector and communities, dedicated to attracting and distributing resources to prevent and treat, essentially, those three diseases.
About Cape Verde, which has not registered cases of local transmission of malaria for more than three years, the institution states that the “strong and stable political environment” and the “robust health system” of the archipelago “have resulted in significant gains in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria”.
“The country has been a leader in efforts to eliminate vertical transmission of HIV — when the virus passes from mother to child during pregnancy — and is one of the few countries in West and Central Africa that is close to achieving this goal. Cape Verde has also gone several consecutive years without local transmission of malaria, making it eligible to apply for World Health Organization certification for malaria elimination,” describes the institution, in the update on the archipelago made at the end of 2022.
The institution, one of Cabo Verde’s main international donors, says the funding made available aims to support the country’s goal of eliminating vertical transmission of HIV and syphilis this year, reduce deaths from tuberculosis by 50% compared to 2015, and treat 100% of people with drug-resistant tuberculosis, in addition to “maintaining Cabo Verde’s status of zero autochthonous cases of malaria.

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