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UNDP and the Ministry of Health extend their partnership for HIV and TB services

Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019. 4:32 pm CST.

BBN Staff: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Belize and the Ministry of Health signed a new agreement to build resilience through innovation and national accountability for the HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) response in Belize.

This agreement signifies a further strengthening of the partnership between UNDP and the Ministry of Health.

UNDP is the principal recipient of a Global Fund Grant from January 2019 – December 2021.

The Ministry of Health is a key implementation partner and the agreement includes funding for the year 2019 in the amount of US $166,679 for innovative interventions to complement the funding available through the Government of Belize.

The agreement also reaffirms UNDP’s mandate to strengthen the capacity of national entities in areas such as and not limited to grant reporting and financial management.

This agreement highlights the commitment of the Ministry of Health to re-energize and refocus efforts to reduce the number of new infections, detect those already infected and effectively treat them.

Carla Zacapa, UNDP resident representative, emphasized the importance of the strong collaboration between Ministry of Health, the National Aids Commission and Civil Society Organizations so as to achieve and have meaningful impact on HIV and TB rates in the coming year.

 

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