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UNICEF, Global Fund Coordinate Efforts To Improve Maternal, Child Health

In a press release, UNICEF and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced a new agreement “to better coordinate efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria and improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children. … Under the new agreement, the Global Fund and UNICEF will encourage governments and Country Coordinating Mechanisms to integrate packages of care and support for mothers and children, and to apply for Global Fund grants that align HIV, TB, and malaria programming with broader maternal, newborn, and child health efforts. UNICEF will support governments that wish to review and revise national strategies to strengthen this alignment and will help mobilize additional funding where necessary to purchase supplies and equipment for the care of mothers, newborns and children” (4/22).