African Countries Make New Investments in Health
Monday, December 9, 2013
GENEVA – A significant trend in increased domestic investment in health by several African nations is highlighting efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, combined with new contributions to the Global Fund.
Nigeria has committed US$1 billion for investments in treatment, care and prevention for people affected by the diseases as part of the “Saving One Million Lives” campaign begun by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan last year.
At the launch of the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment in Washington D.C. earlier this week, Nigerian Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala announced US$150 million in new investments in HIV prevention and treatment in Nigeria.