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23 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

PHONSAVAN, XIENG KHOUANG, February 22, 2018 – Representatives from two provinces with high prevalence of malnutrition agreed on a comprehensive new approach to reduce stunting that will include targeting diversified food production and delivering better health-care, clean water and sanitation facilities, and social safety net programs. 

20 Feb 2018 description

The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS), with technical and financial support by the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia.

20 Feb 2018 description

The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in partnership with the Federal Member States (FMS), the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia.

20 Feb 2018 description

This drought impact and needs assessment (DINA) was conducted using remote sensing technology to validate findings. This DINA goes beyond determining the damages, losses and resulting needs; it aims for a multi-sectoral, phased recovery strategy focused on strengthening resilience to future disasters and effectively preventing the cyclical risk of famine.

13 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

Hameed, a twelve-year-old Yemeni is currently recovering from a Cholera infection. He was fortunate to receive treatment at a public hospital north of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. The treatment included an oral rehydration solution at a cholera treatment unit supported by the World Bank and the UN children’s agency, UNICEF. Hameed’s condition is improving daily. This is not, however, his first bout with Cholera. He has already survived one infection. Like millions of children in Yemen he is at constant risk.

13 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Public health systems have critical and clear relevance to the World Bank’s twin goals of poverty eradication and boosting shared prosperity. In particular, they are impacted by, and must respond to, significant threats at human-animal-environment interface. Most obvious are the diseases shared between humans and animals (“zoonotic” diseases), which comprise more than 60 percent of known human infectious pathogens; but also aspects of vector-borne disease, food and water safety and security, and antimicrobial resistance.

12 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • "We come here any time there is an illness or an emergency." Public awareness health campaigns are proving effective in Panjshir Province as villagers are seeking treatment in health centers.

  • This is the result of the close collaboration between health centers, community health workers and councils fostered by the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) program.

17 Jan 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2018 — The Board of Executive Directors today endorsed a new World Bank Group Country Engagement Note (CEN) in support of the Republic of South Sudan’s development objectives.

The CEN which will cover the next two years was informed by extensive consultations with key stakeholders. To maximize the impact of interventions, the CEN was designed keeping in mind the comparative advantage of the World Bank vis-a-vis those of other development partners engaged in South Sudan.

15 Jan 2018 description

This report highlights the most prominent climate change impacts facing Madagascar, with a particular emphasis on health, and provides investment relevant solutions to build resilience. Through the establishment of priority interventions to address the identified vulnerabilities, this report links evidence to opportunities for development actors, while providing specific input into the design of a World Bank investment.

06 Jan 2018 description

Shortage of public resources in Ukrainian health sector magnified by inefficiencies

New study by World Bank UNDP and Kyiv School of Economics

Evidence has shown that the shortage of public resources in the Ukrainian health sector is magnified by their inefficient use. Health-sector spending is biased toward hospital services, rather than low-cost preventive care. A non-transparent parallel out-of-pocket fee system risks compromising access to treatment for Ukrainian patients.

25 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Quality healthcare and public health campaigns have helped improve the health of residents in a district in Khost Province.

  • Health services and campaigns are being delivered under the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition Program implemented by the Ministry of Public Health.

  • Specifically, the program aims to reduce maternal and child mortality through better midwifery services.

21 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efficient and clean cooking can reduce toxic air pollution, save lives, protect the environment, and improve livelihoods.

  • Accelerating the transition to clean stoves and fuels requires sustained engagement in local markets, innovative approaches such as results-based financing, and a concerted global effort.

21 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2017 - The World Bank approved today $105 million equivalent in non-reimbursable grants for the Government of Mozambique’s Primary Health Care Strengthening Program‐for‐Results. Of this amount, $25 million equivalent is provided by the Global Finance Facility (GFF)*, and $80 million comes from the International Development Association (IDA)**.

14 Dec 2017 description

13 DÉCEMBRE 2017 | TOKYO - Il ressort d’un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale et de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé que la moitié au moins de la population de la planète n’a pas accès aux services de santé essentiels. Chaque année un nombre considérable de familles sont plongées dans la pauvreté en raison des dépenses de santé qu’elles doivent régler directement.

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

A number of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 have targets that relate to health.

05 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

1. Resumen Ejecutivo

La región ha logrado avances significativos en la lucha contra la pobreza y la desigualdad de los ingresos

05 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

KAMPALA, December 5, 2017 – Ending child marriage today could generate $3 billion per year for Uganda by 2030, says a new report published by the World Bank. In contrast, the perpetuation of child marriage would lead to lower educational attainment for girls and their children, higher population growth, substantial health risks, higher intimate partner violence, and lower earnings for women, as well as higher poverty.

03 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

Palestinian Local Government Units (LGUs) play an important role in providing services to the local population. However, very little information has been available regarding citizen satisfaction and the results of services available at the local level. Service providers and policy makers were unable to assess and compare service outcomes across the Palestinian territories, leaving a gap in fully understanding the reasons behind inequities and shortcomings in basic services.

21 Nov 2017 description

Sri Lanka was once again affected by severe floods and landslides, in May 2017. While the spread of disaster situation was confined only to 15 districts compared to the 24 districts in the previous year, increased incidents of landslides and deaths in 2017 made the situation equally challenging.