HIV/AIDS project to continue until 2021

2017-02-10 15:55:00

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Since 2003, Mongolia has received USD 57.9 million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’ on actions to fight AIDS and tuberculosis and strengthen health system. Out of that investment, around USD 21.5 million has been spent on measures to prevent from HIV and AIDS.

The non-refundable aid of the Global Fund made great contribution to fulfilling international objectives, national policy and implementation of the plan against HIV/AIDS. On February 10, a consultative meeting took place with the partakers formulating the next stage of the project against HIV/AIDS and discuss the national program to prevent and monitor infectious diseases between 2017 and 2021. The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Health L.Byambasuren.

The Deputy Minister said “Around 70 percent of the total investment on national measures comes from the Global Fund. Civil organizations and health and other sectors are involved in the implementation of comprehensive HIV prevention steps to keep the HIV rate at a low level”.

The current project funds are being used on expanding the prevention program of a specific group, improving the quality and accessibility of care services of all level and strengthening the system-monitoring of the program.

Source: Ministry of Health