UNDP has been selected as the Principal Recipient for four Global Fund grants: TB, health system strengthening, HIV/AIDS and malaria. Our work to support the provision of public health services in these areas includes advocacy, education and technical support for better diagnosis, treatment and associated care so that patients can enjoy empowered and dignified lives. These programmes also cover emerging areas of healthcare in Afghanistan, such as mental, social and reproductive health.
The Afghan Ministry of Public Health has the ability to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, provided that effective preventive, diagnostic and curative services are offered to targeted sections of the Afghan population. Boosting these services will result in a strengthened health system with reduced mortality and morbidity, particularly for women and the rural poor.
UNDP is working with the Ministry of Public Health, the National Tuberculosis Programme, the National Malaria and the Leishmaniasis Control Programme, as well national and international NGOs, to strengthen the health system. UNDP helps train nurses and improve access to community-based healthcare services. We also improve the collection and use of data for monitoring health outcomes. This includes improvements to the Laboratory Reference Network and the creation of one national database for health indicators. Global Fund Project
As part of its wider engagement with the UN, the Global Fund has partnered with UNDP since 2003 to ensure that grants are implemented and services delivered in countries facing complex challenges. This partnership focuses on implementation support, capacity development and policy engagement. In such cases, the Global Fund and/or the Country Coordinating Mechanism can request that UNDP serve as the interim Principal Recipient of grants until national entities are able to assume full responsibility. more