Global Fund provides N$6,9b health funding to Namibia

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The Global Fund has allocated a total of US$372 million (N$6,9 billion) since 2004 to support Namibia’s healthcare system in its fight against HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.

According to recent data, allocations for specific periods include U$111 293 124 (N$2,06 billion) between 2014 and 2016 and U$37 106 905 (N$690 million) between 2017 and 2019.

The fund also allocated U$37 402 489 (N$694 million) between 2020 and 2022 and U$32 752 913 (N$608 million) for the period between 2023 and 2025.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services says Namibia’s proactive approach to disease control is evident, with the country nearing malaria pre-elimination and witnessing declines in TB incidence and mortality rates.

The ministry, in honour of the 20-year partnership and alongside Namibia’s Country Coordinating Mechanism, will host a ceremonial signing event this week, acknowledging grants and underscoring its joint commitment to enhancing healthcare outcomes in Namibia.

Of Namibia’s N$2,06 billion allocation from 2014 to 2016, N$1,63 billion was earmarked for HIV initiatives, N$337 million for TB and N$102 million for malaria control efforts.

Of the N$690 million allocation between 2017 and 2019, N$547 million was directed towards HIV programmes, N$109 million for TB and N$34 million for malaria interventions.

Of the N$694 million allocated for the period 2020 to 2022, N$525 million was designated for HIV initiatives, N$112 million for TB and N$57 million for malaria control.

Similarly, from 2023-2025 Namibia is slated to receive N$608 million from the Global Fund. This allocation will see N$444 million allocated for HIV programmes, N$107 million for TB and N$57 million for malaria initiatives.

The Global Fund has one core grant currently active in Namibia: a joint HIV, TB and malaria grant of up to US$39,5 million (N$734 million) for 2021-2023.

“Our investment supports the country’s ongoing epidemic response, which has made progress against all three diseases,” said the fund.
– The Brief

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