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Global Fund pledges $20m in aid to MoPH

Global Fund pledges $20m in aid to MoPH

Apr 20, 2013 - 20:39

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Global Fund, an international financing organisation, on Saturday pledged $20 million in assistance to the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) to help control and fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria diseases in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

An agreement to the effect was signed between Public Health Minister Suraya Dalil and the organization's representative in Kabul, Loka Ocheni.

After signing the contract, Dalil said the assistance would be used to establish 28 nursing schools in 28 provinces and training to more than one thousand nurses.

She said five modern laboratories would also be established in Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif, Jalalabad, Herat and Kabul provinces for diagnosing malaria, TB and HIV/AIDs diseases.

Ocheni said the diseases were dangerous and epidemic, adding his organisation would continue to support Afghanistan's public health sector.

He said the Global Fund would monitor how the assistance was being used in order to ensure quality health services to the Afghans.



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