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Belarus will receive additional 9 million US dollars to fight tuberculosis

Belarus will receive additional 9 million US dollars to fight tuberculosisThe Grant Agreement on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria financing the second phase (2014-2015) of the UNDP technical assistance project “Introduction of the STOP TB strategy in Belarus particularly aimed at combating multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis” worth 9,086,898 US dollars was signed today at the Ministry of Health.

This project has been successfully implemented since January 2011 and is focused on boosting the efficiency of measures aimed at reduction and prevention of TB spread in Belarus. The second phase of the project will be aimed at improving access to high-quality diagnosis and treatment of patients with multi-drug-resistant TB form.

– Putting the combined efforts of the Ministry of Health, civil society and the international organizations to ensure effective TB treatment supplemented by the social support to the TB patients within the National healthcare system with the support of the Global Fund grants would undoubtedly benefit the society both epidemiologically and economically, – stressed Sanaka Samarasinha, UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus.

Besides the UNDP Resident Representative, Igor Gayevsky, Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus, and Yevgeny Spevak, a representative of the civil society, set their hands to the Agreement.

For more information please contact Inna Nekrasova, Chief Advisor on Tuberculosis of the UNDP/GFATM project, phone: +375 17 200 06 46.

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