Multi-Country Western Pacific Global Fund Supported Programmes

UNDP and the Global Fund

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been a partner of the Global Fund since 2003. The partnership focuses on three closely linked areas: implementation support as interim Principal Recipient (PR) in select countries and regions, capacity development, and policy engagement. UNDP as a UNAIDS cosponsor also addresses the dimensions of HIV and AIDS relating to human rights, gender and sexual diversity. In addition, UNDP contributes to public health and development partnerships through collaborations with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund), Roll Back Malaria, Stop TB Partnerships, and special programmes on human reproduction and infectious diseases that disproportionately affect poor populations.

About the Western Pacific Multi-Country Programmes

UNDP was nominated as the Principal Recipient by the Pacific Islands Regional Multi-Country Coordinating Mechanism (PIRMCCM) in December 2014 for the Multi-Country Western Pacific HIV/TB and Malaria (Vanuatu) grants - (the Multi-Country Western Pacific Programmes).

Multi-Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/TB Programme



The Multi-Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/TB Programme aims to improve the coverage and quality of HIV/TB prevention, treatment and care in 11 participating Western Pacific countries. The programme includes prevention programmes for key populations; PMTCT; HIV, STI and TB prevention, treatment and care services; addressing TB/HIV coinfection and multi-drug resistant TB, removing legal barriers to access; and community systems strengthening. The US$14.2 million programme will run from 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2017 through Ministries of Health, regional partners and community-based organizations.

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Sustaining Universal LLIN Coverage in Vanuatu Programme

With the ongoing contributions from the Global Fund, Vanuatu will continue to sustain universal coverage of LLINs throughout the country to continue efforts for the prevention of malaria. The $2.6 million programme will provide replacement LLINs to all households and strengthen monitoring and supervision of the malaria program. By December 2017, over 220,000 Long Lasting Insecticide treated Nets (LLINs) will be distributed to households and schools.

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