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GF: Macedonia makes substantial progress in fight against HIV and tuberculosis

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Macedonia has made substantial progress in fighting HIV and tuberculosis and in comparison to other countries in the region records rather low HIV prevalence rate, Global Fund Director of Communications Seth Faison told a press conference on Monday in Skopje.

‘The Global Fund’s mission is to eradicate AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030 – a serious ambition to become reality for 12 years. Such achievement requires strong political will, as well as government-NGOs partnership in countries where these diseases exist,’ Faison said.

Macedonian government says sufficient budget funds have been provided for an implementation of all programs for fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

‘We mustn’t improvise when the health of our citizens is at stake. I assure you that along with the civic associations and NGOs we shall reach out to all of those in need,’ Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said late Monday at the opening of the 39th meeting of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).