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27 May 2017 description
report World Bank

The System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program provides basic health services and essential hospital services for citizens in 7 district of Afghanistan’s Daykundi province. New facilities such as infant warmer, incubator machines coupled with better training and quality health services have noticeably reduced infant and maternal mortality.

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21 May 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zambia has high rates of chronic malnutrition (40%) and early childbearing.

  • The Female Youth Livelihoods and Nutrition Enhancement Project (FYNEP) has increased the consumption of micronutrient-rich foods among young girls and women in western Zambia.

  • Through it, households are making more types of food available year-round.

20 May 2017 description
report World Bank

Ongoing emergency projects to be expanded with US$283 million in additional grants

18 May 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today endorsed the use of US$50 million in regional financing from the International Development Association (IDA) to fund the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF).

10 May 2017 description
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Afghanistan Poverty Status Update – Progress at Risk

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Poverty increased substantially from 36 percent in 2011-12 to 39 percent in 2013-14. As a result, 1.3 million more Afghans were unable to satisfy their basic needs.

  • Unemployment reached 26 percent in 2013-14 as fewer jobs were created and existing ones from the pre-transition phase were destroyed, hitting mostly youth, rural populations, and illiterate workers.

10 May 2017 description
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Poverty in Afghanistan Rose Amidst Troop Withdrawal, Report Says

Economic, social progress of last 15 years is at risk

30 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Residents in Balkh Province are benefiting from improved quality of healthcare provided in health facilities across the province.

  • Support from the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition program has enabled health centers to provide a basic package of health services and essential hospital services, as well as modernize their equipment.

  • The support has also enabled the setting up of health posts that have raised health awareness and strengthened ties between the health centers and the community.

27 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Le Mécanisme mondial de financement concessionnel annonce le financement de trois nouveaux projets visant à renforcer les services de santé et les infrastructures de base

21 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Global Concessional Financing Facility announces funding for three new projects focused on strengthening health services and basic infrastructure

16 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Ces financements permettront d’accroître les investissements et d’atténuer les risques auxquels est confronté le secteur privé, afin d’accélérer la croissance et le développement du continent.

16 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women are receiving training to become nurses or midwives under the Community Midwifery Education (CME) and Community Health Nursing Education (CHNE) programs, which will help address the shortage in female health workers in the country.

  • This training is one of the measures undertaken by the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition program to deliver a basic package of health services.

  • The training also helps fulfill the ambitions of many women who want to serve their community.

08 Apr 2017 description
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Support from the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF critical to reach every vulnerable child

SANA’A, 8 April 2017— In an effort to keep Yemen polio-free, nearly 5 million children under the age of five have been vaccinated in a nationwide campaign covering all governorates in the country. The campaign was supported by a partnership between the World Bank, UNICEF and WHO launched in February 2017.

28 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 27 de MARZO, 2017 –El Directorio Ejecutivo del Banco Mundial (BM) aprobó el pasado viernes 24 de marzo un préstamo de US$100 millones destinado a mejorar las prácticas, los servicios y los comportamientos claves para reducir la desnutrición crónica en Guatemala, con un énfasis en los primeros 1,000 días de vida.

21 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

ABUJA, March 20, 2017—The World Bank’s Board today approved a $200 million credit to support the Government of Nigeria’s response to the acute humanitarian and forced-displacement crisis triggered by the Boko Haram conflict in North East Nigeria. The project will provide multi-sectoral crisis recovery in the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, including service delivery restoration and infrastructure rehabilitation in health, education, transport, water, and sanitation sectors.

20 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

Funds will scale up investments and de-risk private sector participation for accelerated growth and development

BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 19, 2017— Following a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a record $57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. Kim then left on a trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to emphasize the Bank Group’s support for the entire region.

24 Feb 2017 description
report World Bank

Highlights

  • Villages in remote areas in Daykundi Province are enjoying access to better health care under a government project that aims to broaden the reach of quality health care to the population, particularly for poorer sections.

  • Under the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program, nongovernmental organizations are contracted to provide basic health care and essential hospital services across Afghanistan.

19 Feb 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Designed by the country’s leading healthcare institutions, with support from the World Bank, NSHIP delivers a results-based approach to improve quantity and quality of health services

  • The performance-based financing (PBF) approach has also motivated health worker performance

  • The improved quality of care has led to more patients using health centers supported by NSHIP

15 Feb 2017 description

2,7 milliards sur 3 ans pour le relèvement des départements affectés par le cyclone Mathieu

L´évaluation des besoins après le désastre par les autorités nationales et leurs partenaires internationaux identifie le logement et l´agriculture comme les secteurs prioritaires.

19 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank

US$450 Million in IDA grants to fund the critical health and nutrition needs and expand support for key social service institutions

22 Dec 2016 description
report World Bank

Los fondos se destinarán a abordar situaciones de fragilidad, la cuestión de los refugiados, el cambio climático y otros desafíos apremiantes

YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, 15 de diciembre de 2016. Una coalición de más de 60 Gobiernos donantes y prestatarios acordaron hoy intensificar la lucha contra la pobreza extrema mediante un compromiso sin precedentes por valor de USD75 000 millones para la Asociación Internacional de Fomento (AIF), el fondo del Banco Mundial dedicado a los países más pobres.