Bringing media houses on board, FightForWhatCounts.


Attended media houses were: Azam TV, Wapo FM, Darubini ya Habari, Matukio Daima, Mzawa Blog, Dar Hot News, NIPASHE, Kiss FM, Habari za jiji, Uhuru FM, Times FM, Power Radio FM, TV E, EFM radio, Sayari blog, Full Shangwe Blog, Full Habari blog, Habari TZ, Michuzi TV, Upendo radio, Msemakweli Hope Channel, Radio Maria, Mjira online, Habari leo and ITV.

A new phase of Global Fund replenishment is coming in a few days whereby the conference meeting will be hosted by the government of the United States of America under the leadership of President Joe Biden from 19th to 21st of September 2022. Understanding the role that Global Fund contributes in the fight against AIDS, TB, Malaria and strengthening health systems, and the role that media houses play in circulating information, Health Promotion Tanzania has organized a press conference with news editors, local journalists both print and electronic media houses so as to create a wider coverage of the Global Fund 7th replenishment.

  For over two decades, Global Fund has played a major role in fighting the diseases of poverty; AIDS, TB and Malaria all over the world. Since its establishment, over US$53 billion have been raised in the fight against the epidemics, and in strengthening health systems across more than 155 countries. In Tanzania, for instance, to date, the Global Fund has disbursed about US$ 2.6B to assist Tanzania in fighting against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and strengthening health systems. More specifically, for the period from 2020 – 2022, the Global Fund has committed about Tsh 1.5tr in the fight against the mentioned diseases as well as fighting the COVID 19 outbreak.

Speaking during the press conference in front of different Tanzania media houses, Executive Director for Health Promotion Tanzania, Dr. Peter Bujari, who is also a chair person for the Tanzania Stop TB Partnership, said; “About US$130.2B is needed for a three years period of 2024- 2026. That is, if the Global Fund will contribute US$18B, non–Global Fund external funding raises US$25.2B (19%), and domestic resources US$58.8B leaving an unfunded gap of US$28.4B (22%). It is for this reason that I call other business communities, charity organizations and foundations to fund the Global fund and meet the target thus reducing the gap”.

Dr. Bujari also called upon the president of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan to consider co-funding the Global Fund as a means of joining global solidarity. It must be known that other African countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Benin, Namibia, Senegal, Lesotho, Cote D’lvoire, Togo, Zimbabwe, and Uganda have co-founded the Global Fund in different Global Fund replenishment periods. Tanzania must not be left behind!

For the 7th replenishment, Global Fund needs at least US$18B. The money will contribute to saving lives of more than 20 million people all over the world, Tanzania included. Until today, about US$16.6b has been collected out of US$17.5B pledged.

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