Grant to support Tuberculosis (KES 5.6 billion) and Malaria (KES 1.8 billion)
Nairobi, 6 July 2021: Amref Health Africa in Kenya today signed a Global Fund Tuberculosis and Malaria grant of Ksh 7.6 billion towards control of TB (KES 5.6 billion) and control of Malaria (KES 1.8 billion). 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 have ensured Amref remains a strategic partner in ensuring Kenya meets 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 the national and county level, Amref lends its passion to last-mile coverage ensuring access to all health services including TB, HIV and Malaria.
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About Amref Health Africa
Amref Health Africa, headquartered in Kenya, is the largest Africa-based International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO). With a focus on increasing sustainable health access, Amref runs programmes in over 35 countries in Africa, with lessons learnt over 60 years of engagement with governments, communities, and partners. Amref Health Africa also engages in programme development, fundraising, partnership, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, and has offices in Europe and North America as well as subsidiaries: Amref Flying Doctors, Amref Enterprises and the Amref International University.
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Amref Health Africa in Kenya
Tel: +254 703 493 732