Global Fund TB
Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), an indigenous, non-profit and non-governmental organization is one of the two principal recipients of the Global Fund against Tuberculosis in Nigeria. ARFH works in collaboration with the National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), the ILEP partners and Health Alive Foundation towards the elimination of TB as a public health challenge in Nigeria. In all, ARFH has six sub-recipients namely: National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR), Damien Foundation Belgium (DFB), The Leprosy Mission Nigeria (TLMN), German Tuberculosis & Leprosy Relief Agency (GLRA) & Health Alive Foundation (HAF).
The Global fund TB grant is aimed at supporting the National TB and Leprosy control Programme to achieve the following objectives:
- To strengthen the technical and managerial capacity of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control program (NTBLCP).
- To promote behaviour change in the community.
- To improve the timely detection and quality treatment of TB cases.
- To reduce the incidence of TB among People living with HIV/AIDS
Against this backdrop, ARFH through the Global Fund continue to support high level advocacy strategies to mobilize political commitment and adequate financial support in order to improve the quality of TB services. Also, ARFH is strengthening the capacity of health workers and work to ensure adequate and prompt supply and distribution of high-quality anti-TB drugs. ARFH has supported the National TB program to develop a platform on which adequate and appropriate TB treatment can be fully established.