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Thirteen new Global Fund grants bring commitments to date to $245 million

31 January 2003

Geneva, Switzerland - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced the latest signings of agreements to fund thirteen programs around the world. Grant agreements have been signed with Argentina, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mongolia, Panama, Senegal (two agreements), Ukraine (two agreements), Zimbabwe and the Lutheran World Federation totaling US$93.5 million. These agreements are a further part of the round one proposals approved by the Board of the Global Fund, committing U$616 million over the next two years.

Professor Andrij V. Pidaiev, Minister of Health of Ukraine, said at the signing with Ukraine, “Ukraine was at the very start of Global Fund activities actively working in the Transitional Working Group and as a result was given the privilege to be a board member representing European recipient countries. Today Ukraine signed the first Grant Agreements in the region and we are proud of this and will pursue the policy of true partnership in the response to the epidemic in Ukraine.”

With these latest signings:

Argentina targets HIV/AIDS in high-risk groups nationwide with US$12.2 million (country site)

Cambodia's HIV/AIDS proposal gains US$11.2 million and brings together approximately 11 sub-recipients (country site)

Indonesia receives US$21.6 million in Phase 1 for expansion of its tuberculosis program in eight provinces (country site)

India scales up its tuberculosis program in three new states with the help of US$5.7 million (country site)

Madagascar plans for a 20 per cent reduction in malaria-related mortality with US$1.5 million (country site)

Mongolia expands its tuberculosis program in rural and urban centers with US$600,000 from the Fund, focusing on vulnerable groups (country site)

Panama's campaign to curb the spread of tuberculosis is strengthened by US$440,000 (country site)

Senegal receives support for both its HIV/AIDS and malaria proposals worth a total of US$10.3 million (country site)

Ukraine sustains its HIV/AIDS campaign with US$18.8 million in the first two of three agreements (country site)

Zimbabwe receives US$6.7 million for its malaria proposal in the first of two agreements (country site)

The Lutheran World Federation becomes the Fund's first global NGO signing, with US$500,000. (country site).

Along with previously signed agreements with China, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Malawi, Morocco, Sri Lanka, The Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Tanzania these latest proposals bring the Global Fund commitments to date to US$245 million.

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