CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateSIERRA LEONE: $49M for HIV/AIDS Activities in Sierra Leone
Mary I. Kamara
January 2, 2013
Sierra Express Media (12.29.12)
Director of the National AIDS Secretariat Dr. Brima Kargbo announced that the Global Fund has contributed $49 million in support of HIV/AIDS activities in Sierra Leone. Kargbo disclosed this news on December 28 during the opening of a three-day workshop in Freetown, noting that the donation will support the second phase of the Global Fund Round Nine HIV/AIDS Project. Kargbo also stated that the Global Fund will cut the number of its partners from 52 to 20. These partners will receive fixed-cost resources, but procurement funds will go directly to providers.