Tackling HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria: Gov’t, Global Fund commit to harmonize actions to boost results.

Minister Dr Manaouda during meeting with Global Fund officials, collaborators

Government and The Global Fund have taken a commitment to harmonise actions to better tackle diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the country.

The engagement was taken during a meeting involving officials of the Ministry of Public Health and The Global Fund group in Cameroon. The meeting took place Tuesday June 4 in Yaounde. The Minister of Public Health, Dr Manaouda Malachie, chaired the meeting.

During the meeting, officials from both institutions discussed strategies to improve and coordinate actions to optimize performance. Dr Manaouda saluted The Global Fund's determination to federate actions with the government for more results in fighting against HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria.

According to the health boss, the uncoordinated actions of different actors in the field, working for the same purpose has rather made it difficult to get the best results.

The member of government equally called on The Global Fund to put in place flexible administrative procedures among others to boost work.  

The minister said certain administrative procedures often tend to slow actions, thereby discouraging some stakeholders.

During the over thirty-minute meeting, the Spokesperson for The Global Fund Group in Cameroon, Noah Zahndosky, reviewed the last replenishment cycle between Cameroon and his institution. 

He said the achievements were outstanding. He then took out time to outline the objectives of the next replenishment cycle due to end in 2026.

According to Zahndosky, The Global Fund will step up its collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health in the next resource replenishment system. 

He also said within the context of pushing for more collaboration, other partners will also be brought on board to maximise investments in the heath sector.

This, he said, was the preferred option to avoid duplication in terms of interventions and financing. 

Zahndosky also restated that The Global Fund's financing will also be adapted to the needs of the Ministry of Public Health.

To note that the resource replenishment cycle is system which the Global Fund instituted in Cameroon to subsidize and cover three diseases: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. 

This system of collaboration also includes strengthening the country's healthcare system by granting access to healthcare to all irrespective of background.



This story was first published in The Guardian Post issue No3133 of Thursday June 06, 2024


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