WHO and Global Fund sign cooperation agreement

Today WHO and also the Global Fund signed cooperation and financing contracts, amounting for an believed US$50 million, to carry on the invaluable tech support team to countries to battle Aids AIDS, TB and malaria, making significant strides for the achievement of universal coverage of health.

WHO and the Global Fund - a powerful force for global health: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO and Marijke Wijnroks, Interim Executive Director of the Global Fund.

WHO and also the Global Fund – a effective pressure for global health: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO and Marijke Wijnroks, Interim Executive Director from the Global Fund.

“WHO and also the Global Fund share a typical mission and dedication to serve countries. These new contracts extend our close collaboration further,” stated Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “Partnerships will still be crucial for experienceing this mission of WHO. We can’t get it done alone, and depend on partners such as the Global Fund to advertise health – keep your world safe – and serve the vulnerable.”

Particularly the contracts will underwrite WHO’s use countries to improve use of pre-qualified medicines along with other health products, develop and implement new funding applications, help find missing TB cases, improve data collection, accelerate action towards malaria elimination in 21 countries and pilot the development of the RTS,S malaria vaccine in three African countries.

WHO and also the Global Fund possess a lengthy and effective partnership cooperating to scale-up Aids, TB and malaria interventions and strengthen health systems in lots of countries. This collaborative effort has led to significant reductions within the disease burdens of Aids, TB and malaria worldwide, saving countless lives since 2002.

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