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- Monday, April 28, 2014 - From Print Edition




Executive Director of Global Fund Mark Dybul and Executive Secretary of Stop TB Partnership Dr. Lucica Ditiu are visiting Pakistan on April 28-29.


The Global Fund and Stop TB Partnership are partners of Government of Pakistan in the fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, says a press release.


The high-level mission will meet the president, minister of state for national health services, regulations & coordination, UN agencies, multilateral and bi-lateral partners and beneficiaries including people infected and/or affected with three diseases i.e. AIDS, TB and Malaria.


The purpose of this joint mission is to conduct high-level consultations with the Government of Pakistan to review the joint efforts and strategic investments in the prevention and control of the three diseases, as well as to meet with civil society and other donors and implementing partners.


The mission will also discuss how Global fund and Stop TB Partnership can support the Government of Pakistan in providing better health for the people of Pakistan. The visit will help strengthen collaboration among Pakistan and Global Fund.


Among the international donors, the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) has provided the most substantial financial support to combat these three diseases across the country. During the last ten years, the Global Fund has supported Pakistan for provision of free treatment care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, prevention, testing and treatment of TB.


This has contributed significantly in moving towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals. This visit will help to sensitize donors and partners for bringing more funds and interventions to fight the three diseases in the country.