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Guyana secures global fund grant

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, has approved 94 new grants worth US$ 2.75B for countries to access over the next two years, and Guyana is among the beneficiaries taking some US$ 17M of the aid.However, Guyana's Health Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, is concerned about the low level of approvals granted to Caribbean and Latin American countries.The announcement was made over the weekend by the board of the fund at a round table discussion in India, and Ramsammy confirmed that US$17.2 million was approved for two grants for Guyana (US$7.1 million grant for the National Tuberculosis Programme and a US$10.1 million for strengthening health systems under the National AIDS Programme).(via caribbeannetnews.com)
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