The government of Cameroon and the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently signed an agreement to provide Cameroon with roughly $68 million to help implement the second phase of programs aimed at combating the three diseases in the country.
The money will be used to provide treatment for people living with the diseases, as well as to fund promotional materials for HIV counseling, testing and education, Urbain Olanguena Awono, Cameroon's public health minister, said.
Mabingue Ngom, the Global Fund grants officer in West and Central Africa, said that government agencies and civil society groups are making good use of Global Fund grants.
Programs supported by the Global Fund already have provided antiretroviral drugs to 770,000 people with HIV, given drugs to two million people with TB and distributed 18 million insecticide-treated nets to families across the country.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation