The fight against Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria in Kenya, has received a boost with Amref Health Africa’s recent grant of Ksh 7.4 billion (about USD 69M).
An amount of Ksh 5.6 billion (about USD 52M) is for TB control while Malaria control will account for Ksh 1.8 billion (about USD 16M). With the help of Implementing Partners, this 3-year grant will be implemented between 2021 and 2024.
This grant will support initiatives to find missing people with TB, ensuring patients on TB treatment adhere to medication, community case management of Malaria and mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Amref will implement these key national interventions through sub recipients, civil society organizations private providers and community volunteers.
“Amref is grateful to Global Fund for the support, Kenya Coordinating Mechanism (KCM), The National Treasury and the National TB and Malaria programs, stakeholders, sub recipients and communities for the good working relationship and enabling environment for the delivery of services to the communities’
Speaking at the event, Amref Health Africa’s Group CEO Dr. Gitahi Githinji emphasized the value of partnerships that has ensured Amref remains a strategic partner in ensuring Kenya meets in development goals toward 2030 and beyond.
“Partnerships have been the cornerstone of Amref’s success and we are incredibly proud of the gains made over the last 8 years in the fight against TB and Malaria in Kenya through Global Fund grants. Our success in implementing the Global Fund grants is built on over 60 years experience implementing public health programmes, working with communities and strengthening of community and health systems; including designing and implementing programmes that address community needs working across the 47 counties” said Dr. Gitahi Githinji, Group CEO, Amref Health Africa.
The Global Fund is a partnership between Governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by diseases designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria epidemics globally. Amref Health Africa is a Non-state principal recipient implementing through 46 community-based organizations. As a Universal Health Coverage champion globally and in Kenya where Amref is supporting the coordination of roll out of UHC at national and county level, Amref lends its passion to last-mile coverage ensuring access to all health services including TB, HIV and Malaria.
Article first published on https://scienceafrica.co.ke/amref-health-africa-signs-usd-69-m-grant-for-tb-malaria-in-kenya/