A major financier of HIV, TB, and malaria prevention, The Global Fund (TGF), has ordered 6.2 million long-lasting insecticide nets from India, despite Pakistan’s own production capabilities.
The LLIN industry in Pakistan has requested that the federal government ask TGF to procure the nets from Pakistan instead, as this will benefit both businesses and donors.
Pakistan’s LLIN industry official was quoted by Dawn News saying that around two million nets were recently handed over to the NDMA for malaria and dengue patients by WHO-approved LLIN businesses, but the Pakistani industry has gone unnoticed by TGF.
TGF, and even the federal government, is blatantly neglecting the Pakistani industry, the official commented.
TGF was also asked to purchase the nets from businesses in the country through a letter to the Ministry of National Health Services (MoNHS).