The World Bank has announced the approval of $17 million for Tuberculosis (TB) interventions in Malawi.
The grant is part of US$122million for TB interventions in four countries in Southern Africa.
The other countries are Lesotho ($15 million), Mozambique ($45million), and Zambia ($45million).
A statement from World Bank Malawi office says Malawi and Mozambique are getting grants while Zambia and Lesotho are getting credits.
The project includes three mutually reinforcing components that will assist participating countries to mount an effective regional response to TB and occupational lung diseases.
It will support a paradigm shift in how the sub region prevents and treats TB by introducing a multispectral platform for regionally coordinated actions led by ministries of health; and supporting the implementation of the latest WHO TB Strategy, including the 90-90-90 targets by strengthening demand- and supply -side interventions for effective management of TB and other communicable diseases.
The project will also improve use of the latest diagnostic methods for TB and occupational lung diseases.