The government has received a $502 million grant from the Global Fund expected to improve the country’s health sector.

The fund expected to support the HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria programmes in the next three years.

Of the total funding, $426 million will focus on ensuring universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.

The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa said the government remains committed to provide quality health care services and the grant will help sustain the gains made so far on three diseases that are HIV, malaria and TB.

Global Fund Head of Grant Management, Mr Mark Eddington said his organisatio is committed to work together with the Zimbabwean government and its partners in ensuring implementation of the grant.

Zimbabwe has made strides in response to malaria, TB and HIV and as strategic partners, the UN and UNDP will support the management of fund for its intended purpose, according to the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Bishow Parajuli.

Since the inception of Global Fund in 2002, the country has received more than $1 billion in funding, making the organisation Zimbabwe’s largest donor partner in the health sector.