WASHINGTON, April 18, 2013 – The World Bank today signed an agreement with the Kingdom of Lesotho in Washington for the new Maternal and Newborn Health Performance-Based Financing Project.
The credit of US$12 million from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), with a grant of US$4 million from the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund, supported by the UK and Norway, will be used to introduce innovative financing for health facilities in Leribe and Quthing districts in the first year, with expansion to other districts in subsequent years.
Press Release No:2012/120/AFR
World Bank Group-supported project set to transform healthcare in Lesotho
MASERU, October 21, 2011–A state-of-the-art hospital was officially inaugurated today in Maseru by His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho, bringing modern, high-quality healthcare services to about half a million people—or a quarter of Lesotho’s population—living in Maseru district, and also serving the country as a revamped national referral and teaching hospital.
Lesotho Health Sector Reform Program
Improving Access to and Quality of Health Services in a High HIV-Prevalence Setting
Lesotho's challenges in the healthcare sector are daunting: battling the world's third highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate (23 percent for adults aged 15-49), life expectancy of 45 years, and demand that consistently outstrips the state's ability to provide vital health care services.
MASERU, June 22, 2010 --- The Kingdom of Lesotho's health sector faces daunting challenges including battling the world's third highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate (23 percent for adults aged 15-49), low life expectancy (45 years), and an over-burdened health care system with demand consistently outstripping the state's ability to provide vital health care services, particularly for poor people.
On June 1, a new era in health care dawned when Health and Social Welfare Minister, Mphu Ramatlapeng, handed over three publicly-run clinics in Likotsi, Qoaling and Mabote to …
WASHINGTON, August 27, 2009 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project:
IDA Grant: US$5 million equivalent
Project ID: P107375
Project Description: The HIV and AIDS Technical Assistance project in Lesotho aims to build the capacity of government agencies and civil society organizations at both the national and local levels to address the identified gaps in implementing the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan. This will be done in an effort to contain and reverse the epidemic.
ROMA, April 17, 2009 -- In partnership with the Lesotho Development Information Center and its host the National University of Lesotho, the World Bank country office in Maseru on March 23 held a Development Dialogue on HIV/AIDS at the National University of Lesotho in Roma.
Panelists included Motlalepula Khobotlo of the National Aids Committee and Monaphathi Maraka of the University's HIV/AIDS committee. According to Khobotlo, the adult HIV prevalence rate in Lesotho is 23.2 percent .
Maraka discussed the education system's role in fighting HIV/AIDS.
When the World Bank published Rolling Back Malaria: The World Bank Global Strategy and Booster Program in 2005, the world had what now seems like a modest goal of halving malaria deaths in Africa by 2010. At the time, many thought that target unrealistic and doubted the commitment of both African and global partners to achieving it. Since then, an influx of new funding, new partners, and remarkable successes in several Sub- Saharan African countries have re energized the global malaria control movement.
Malnutrition remains the world's most serious health problem and the single biggest contributor to child mortality. Nearly one-third of children in the developing world are either underweight or stunted, and more than 30 percent of the developing world's population suffers from micronutri-ent deficiencies.
Press Release No:2006/112/AFR