Niger and Global Fund sign €13.5 Million malaria grant
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
GENEVA – 20 August 2013 – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has signed a 13.5 million euro grant agreement that will intensify efforts to provide families with mosquito nets and improve the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in Niger.
Malaria is a major cause of high child mortality in Niger. One in every eight children that are born dies before reaching five years of age; there are also 650 maternal deaths for every 100,000 births.
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