The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Executive Secretory, Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD), and Clementine Nkweta-Salami, UNHCR Regional Director for East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes signed the IGAD-UNHCR PR-SR grant agreement of $1,738,528.
The support aims to improve the availability and utilization of TB and COVID-19 response in the refugee camps through strengthening the diagnostic capacity of TB, MDR-TB, TB/HIV and COVID-19.
The agreement was signed with the presence of Madam Fathia Alwan, the Director for IGAD and Social Development Division and other IGAD Staff.
Furthermore, the two parties discussed to continue to work together and enhance the partnership in strengthening the refugee health in the IGAD region.
IGAD together with the member states and partners developed TB-HIV proposals and submitted to Global Fund at different times. Overall in the last five years IGAD mobilized $23.9 million to support TB, HIV and COVID-19 response program in the refugee camps and cross border and out of this $6,582,102 was given/allocated to UNHCR.