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Ukraine signs grant agreements with the Global Fund worth over USD 165 million

6 December 2023
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These are three grant agreements under the program “Sustainable Response to HIV and TB Epidemics in War and Reconstruction of Ukraine” with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for 2024-2026. The amount of non-refundable funding under these agreements exceeds USD 165 million. They will come into force after 15 December following the results of the Global Fund Board meeting and subsequent signing.

The previous Global Fund program for 2021-2023 was partially implemented in the context of a full-scale war and active hostilities. Thanks to the Global Fund’s flexible approach and adaptation of the program to new challenges, it was possible to change and adapt the work of the programs. In particular, to re-equip special vehicles for the delivery of essential medicines and consumables, to purchase generators for regional laboratories, to increase access to health services and ensure the delivery of medicines for patients with TB and HIV and those who use prevention programs with communities at the regional level. As well as to organize housing for patients with infectious diseases such as multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in other regions.

It should be recalled that on 29 May, Ukraine submitted a completed request to the Global Fund for 2024-2026. The preparation of the draft request lasted 5 months. More than 200 people took part in this process.

Previous Global Fund programs have attracted USD 913 million in non-repayable financial assistance to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and to channel these funds to combat socially dangerous diseases in Ukraine. As a cross-sectoral body with broad stakeholder representation, the National Council serves as the country’s coordination mechanism for implementing Global Fund programs.