EU says Its Financial Grants To Zim Won’t Go To The Government

The European Union (EU) said that money donated to Zimbabwe is not given directly to the government since its priority is to assist the most vulnerable people.

In a statement, the EU said the funds are mainly channelled through international organisations such as the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the Health Development Fund.

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The organisation added that it monitors the implementation closely and apply stringent accounting.

This comes after the organisation earlier on Monday announced that it had granted another EUR 6.5 million (USD 7.33 million) to step up the COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe.

The EU said the funds are a top-up for the EU’s existing support to the multi-donor Health Development Fund (HDF).

The additional support will contribute to the supply of essentials commodities (PPE, diagnostic tests among others).

Additionally, training of all frontline health workers will be conducted as well as for community health workers on Infection Prevention and Case Management.

As part of the preventive measures, the grant will assist in developing innovative communication tools to maintain a high level of alert in the country, the EU said in the statement.

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EU says Its Financial Grants To Zim Won’t Go To The Government