Aid worth $515 million to help Mozambique fight AIDs, TB and malaria


International financing organisation, The Global Fund, approved $515 million in new grants for Mozambique to fight AIDs, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.

The three infectious diseases are the leading cause of deaths in the south-eastern African country of nearly 30 million people.

The bulk of the money will be used over a three year period to help cut new HIV infections to 2.4 per a thousand people from the current level of 3.6, The Global Fund said.

The HIV prevalence rate is 13.2% of people between 15 and 49 years – one of the highest in the world.