Nigeria has been a recipient country of the Global Fund since 2004 and has been disbursed over US$2.9 billion for HIV, TB and malaria.
The new Global Fund grants in the country, covering the 2021-2023 implementation period are worth US$900 million – an increase of more than US$200 million from the previous allocation for 2018-2020. The Global Fund investments have helped expand health services across the country, supporting more than 1.5 million people with lifesaving HIV treatment and treating 138,500 people with TB in 2020 alone. Between 2017 and 2020, the investments also contributed to the distribution of more than 100 million mosquito nets to protect people from malaria, while building resilient and sustainable systems for health. As a result of these investments, lifesaving HIV treatment coverage has increased from 57% in 2017 to over 80% by 2020. TB case notifications have increased significantly in 2019 and 2020 by 13% and 30%, respectively. For malaria, deaths from the disease have decreased 32% between 2014 and 2019.
Nigeria is both a donor to the Global Fund and an implementer of Global Fund-supported programs and has contributed a total of US$38.79 million to the Global Fund to date. The country pledged US$12 million for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment, covering 2020-2022.
About the action
The action in Nigeria is led by Journalists against AIDS with the support of the following partners.