Executive Secretary of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of Global Fund grants to Nigeria, Dr Fatai Bello, said the involvement of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) as a principal recipient (PR) of the grant to fight tuberculosis in Nigeria has been successful.
He revealed this at a two-day National Tuberculosis (TB) Conference organized by the Stop TB Partnership in Nigeria, which held in Abuja on 17th and 18th May, 2016. He also stated that the organization’s track record in Nigeria informed the decision to make it a principal recipient of the grant in 2010.
“I will consider ARFH (Association for Reproductive and Family Health) to be the Grace-saving organisation. And why do I say this? Sometime back in 2010, we were looking for an organisation that will work on TB (Tuberculosis), and because of the track record of ARFH, ARFH was approached to come and be the PR (Principal Recipient). ARFH came in, and since then, it has been a success story.”
The Country Coordinating Mechanism is a body with the responsibility to ensure that Global Fund grants to Principal Recipients, Sub Recipients and implementing agencies in Nigeria are effectively and efficiently managed to deliver quality healthcare services to Nigerians.