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Kuwait Fund’s contributions to backing global anti-malaria, diseases efforts amount to KD 4.7 million
Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has announced that its total contributions to backing global efforts in combating anti-malaria and other infectious diseases have amounted to KD 4.7 million (around USD 15.5 million) until April 2023.
In a press release, marking the World Malaria Day, Kuwait Fund said it was so keen on supporting programs and efforts to fight malaria on a global scale. In this regard, it revealed that it has contributed a sum of KD 2.2 million (USD 7.2 million) to the World Health Organization (WHO) and KD 1.5 million (around USD 4.8 million) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The Fund went on to say that contributions worth KD 699,000 and 304,000 (around USD 2.2 million and USD 992,000) were allocated to the US Carter Center and the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance respectively to combat malaria.
Moreover, KFAED also backed efforts by WHO's Global Malaria Control and Elimination program, established in 2008, in addition to the program launched by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2002.The World Malaria Day, marked on April 25, is a global event that highlights the need for a continuous political commitment to invest in malaria prevention and elimination efforts.