Zimbabwe Stands to Lose U.S.$400 Million Over Failure to Contribute U.S.$6 Million

Chairperson of the Child and Health Care committee on HIV and Aids Ruth Labode. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Zimbabwe risks losing millions in foreign aid over failure to contribute to a program run by international health financial basket the Global Fund towards the purchase of much needed anti-retro viral (ARVs) drugs, it has been learnt.

Chairperson of the Child and Health Care committee on HIV and Aids Ruth Labode (MDC) said the government cannot afford to let the opportunity pass as the Global Fund deadline for the contribution will expire soon.

On Wednesday, Labode demanded a ministerial statement to Parliament over the issue from Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube over the matter.

“I would want to ask the Minister of Finance to come and give a Ministerial Statement in this House because Zimbabwe stands to lose part of the US$400 million that is coming for ARVs because we have failed to pay our own contribution which only comes to US$6 million.

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