CHAZ signs US$ 68 Million agreement with global fund

The Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ) an affiliate member of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has signed a grant US $68 million with the Global Fund to fight HIV,TB and malaria in Zambia.

The grant was signed under the New Funding Model (NFM) HIV/TB and Malaria grant agreement whose aim is in line with the Revised National AIDS Strategic Framework (R-NASF), National TB Strategic Plan (NTSP) and malaria.

The signing of the grant follows the successful implementation of the HIV Single Stream Financing (SSF) Grant and its subsequent closure on 31st December, 2014.

CHAZ Executive Director Karen Sichinga said CHAZ will work hand-in hand with the Ministry of Health in providing quality health services throughout the country.

And Health Minister said with the support of Global Fund which has given Zambia over US$742.6 million since the inception of the corporation with government, the ministry has significantly improved the prevention and treatment of TB, Malaria and HIV/AIDS as well as helped strengthen infrastructure, human resources, equipment, information systems and procurement and supply management systems.

He was speaking at the signing ceremony at the Ministry of Finance in Lusaka, on 9th January 2015.

CHAZ, the government and Global Fund signed four new grants worth US$ 234 million to fight HIV,TB and malaria in Zambia This is according to The Health Voice, a publication of the Churches Health in Zambia (CHAZ).

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