US allocates $118.5 mln for Ukraine's medical system
Ukraine will receive 118.5 million dollars from the US for the fight against HIV/AIDS. Funding is provided for two years.
The official website of the Government of Ukraine reports this.
US Global AIDS Coordinator John N. Nkengasong announced the allocation of total funding to Ukraine for $118.5 million for a two-year period.
It is noted that $59.5 million will be allocated in 2024 and another $59 million in 2025.
"Biennial funding will be introduced for the first time. In addition, the Global Fund has also announced the allocation of $157 million in aid for 2024-2026," the message reads.
PEPFAR is an extraordinary initiative of the President of the United States to assist in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It provides technical assistance and a certain amount of direct services, which should ensure the maximum quality, scope of coverage, and effectiveness of national measures to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The government of Ukraine has asked the United States to expand military aid to Ukraine's armed forces. In particular, the authorities requested the transfer of anti-armor bombs contained in MK-20 cluster shells.
On Friday, February 24, the US announced providing over $10 billion in financial aid to Ukraine.