Action Aid Malawi, one of the two principal recipients of The Global Fund financing for HIV and Aids, malaria and tuberculosis (TB), on Thursday disbursed K1 017 222 136 to seven sub recipients in the first phase.
The other principal recipient is World Vision International.
The recipients that were successful after rigorous scrutiny are Christian Aid (K297 518 556), Dream (K87 170 210), Episcopal Conference of Malawi(K139 824 362), Family Planning Association of Malawi (K90 567 290), Malawi Aids Network (K112 191 290), Project Hope (K154 595 472) and Southern Africa Trust (K135 355 084).
The money, according to Action Aid country director Martha Khonje, will be used for implementation of the joint TB/HIV programme, which has been funded by Global Fund.
“Global Fund has introduced new model of funding in which the money is given to two principal recipients who in turn disburse to sub-recipients. This is done after subjecting the sub-recipients to thorough scrutiny in their application letters and also track record of due diligence, ” said Khonje during the grant signing ceremony.
She has since warned the sub-recipients to operate within guidelines set by The Global Fund.
Southern Aids Trust country director Robert Mangwazu Phiri said 80 percent of the money they received will go directly to communities in the 10 districts they are working in.
He said apart from biomedical response to people with HIV and TB, there is also need for advocacy campaigns if the country is to win the war against HIV and TB.