Global Fund to Provide USD 15 Million to Mongolia in 2024-2026

2023-12-05 15:40:10

Ulaanbaatar, December 5, 2023 /MONTSAME/. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria will provide USD 15 million to Mongolia for the fight against AIDS and Tuberculosis in 2024-2026. Minister of Health S. Chinzorig has met with Global Fund Country Manager for Mongolia Allan Nfamba to discuss the progress of ongoing projects and the new financing method for the projects to be implemented.

The Minister thanked the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, a major partner in the health sector, for consistent support to Mongolia and close cooperation.

More than 100 countries of the world are fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria with financial support from the Global Fund, and since 2003, Mongolia implemented eight projects at the national level.

“Over the past twenty years, eight projects were successfully implemented with the financial support of the Fund, resulting in keeping the spread of AIDS at a low level in our country, completely preventing mother-to-child transmission, improving tuberculosis treatment and diagnosis, decentralizing tuberculosis care, and improving its accessibility,” noted Health Minister Chingzorig. He expressed appreciation to the Global Fund for its contribution to the implementation of comprehensive programs aimed at creating a healthy living environment for Mongolian people by supporting the expansion of health infrastructure, provision of necessary drugs, and encouraging community-based prevention and treatment approaches.

During the meeting, the parties expressed their views on performance-based funding for the activities and interventions targeted at the risk groups under the AIDS project to be implemented in 2024-2026.

Allan Nfamba, on behalf of the Global Fund, thanked the Government of Mongolia for its effective cooperation over the past 20 years and pointed out that while the investments made by the world's countries in the health sector have been decreasing in the past two or three years, this indicator has been steadily increasing in Mongolia.

Since the support of the Global Fund had an impact on reducing the spread and death of AIDS and tuberculosis, which is important for every citizen of Mongolia, the Fund considered it appropriate to continue the project, underscored Country Manager Allan Nfamba.