Nigeria has donated a fresh 10 million U.S. dollars to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, a statement reaching here said on Wednesday.
The donation will cover the period from 2011 to 2013, the statement added.
The contribution brings the country’s total contribution to the fund since its inception in 2002 to 30 million dollars.
Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu announced the donation at the UN-backed conference to replenish the Global Fund’s resources for the 2011-2013 periods.
Nigeria has paid in full its 20 million dollars contribution over eight years, covering the periods of the first and second replenishment of the Fund, Chukwu said.
The conference which was declared open by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon saw South Africa, pledging 15 million Rand for 2011 and Tunisia two million dollars for the next three years.