The World Bank has approved U$17million (about K11.9 billion) to support the country’s Tuberculosis (TB) interventions.
Malawi is one of four southern Africa countries to benefit from US$122million the World Bank has approved.
Other countries are Lesotho ($15 million), Mozambique ($45million) and Zambia ($45million).
A statement from World Bank Malawi office says Malawi and Mozambique are getting grants, while Zambia and Lesotho are getting credits.
The project includes three mutually reinforcing components that will assist participating countries to mount an effective regional response to TB and occupational lung diseases.
It will support a paradigm shift in how the subregion prevents and treats TB by introducing a multisectoral platform for regionally coordinated actions led by ministries of health; supporting the implementation of the latest WHO TB Strategy, including the 90-90-90 targets by strengthening demand- and supply-side interventions for effective management of TB and other communicable diseases; and improving use of the latest diagnostic methods for TB and occupational lung diseases.