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28 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

Washington, 26 juin 2017 – La Banque mondiale va injecter un montant de 120 millions de dollars dans le système de santé libanais, dont les problèmes structurels ont encore été aggravés par l’arrivée d’un grand nombre de réfugiés syriens. Ce financement s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un programme plus large auquel la Banque islamique de développement (BIsD) contribuera à hauteur de 30 millions de dollars et qui vise à assurer un service essentiel à des milliers de familles pauvres ; 340 000 personnes devraient en bénéficier.

28 Jun 2017 description
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, le 27 juin 2017 – Selon un nouveau rapport publié par la Banque mondiale aujourd’hui, le secteur de santé a besoin de plus d’investissements publiques et d’une meilleure allocation des dépenses pour améliorer l’accès aux soins pour tous les Haïtiens.

28 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

PORT-AU-PRINCE, June 27, 2017 – A new report issued today by the World Bank reveals that the health sector needs more public investments and better allocation of resources to improve access to health care for all Haitians.

27 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

Washington, June 26, 2017 – The World Bank is injecting US$120 million into Lebanon’s health care system as part of a larger package to provide thousands of poor families with a critical service that has been suffering from structural issues, compounded by the influx of large numbers of Syrian refugees. The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has earmarked an additional US$30 million to the project, which aims to reach up to 340,000 people.

14 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

Washington DC, June 13, 2017— The World Bank Group has committed US$50 million to support the Government of Jordan in maintaining the delivery of primary and secondary health services to poor uninsured Jordanians and Syrian refugees.

13 Jun 2017 description
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Premier don issu d’une enveloppe de 100 millions de dollars destinée à la reconstruction à long terme

09 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

First grant of a US$100 million package for long-term reconstruction

08 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • More medical training and equipment mean Liberia’s medical services have improved since the 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 4,800 people in the country

  • As a result, triage and isolation facilities in a hospital in Sinoe county helped contain a meningococcal outbreak in May 2017

  • The World Bank is one of a number of donors focusing on building up Liberia’s capacity to respond to future pandemics

04 Jun 2017 description

The 24-month Emergency Crisis Response Project (ECRP) aims to mitigate the impact of the current crisis on local households and communities and assist their recovery from the bottom-up using local systems, capacities and institutions to progressively resume and scale-up service delivery. The project will achieve specific results in: 1) Increasing sustainable employment and livelihoods opportunities, including health and education; 2) Reviving the agricultural sector through support to key value chains.

04 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A UShs4,000 (US$1) voucher covers antenatal visits, delivery, and post-natal care

  • Vouchers are intended for poorer women in two mostly rural regions of Uganda

  • Even the cost of assisted births, such as Caesareans, are covered

01 Jun 2017 description
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Improvement in key health indicators sets new benchmark in spite of serious insecurity

KABUL – JUNE 01, 2017 – The World Bank today announced the results of a review of progress achieved in the health sector in Afghanistan from 2002-2017. Conducted by World Bank experts and an independent group from the University of Toronto, the review found that many key health indicators had improved more rapidly in Afghanistan than in most other countries that had started at a similar level of development.

01 Jun 2017 description
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World Bank announces new support to counter alarming growth of TB infections

WASHINGTON D.C., May 31, 2017 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a credit of US$15 million (PGK48 million) to support on-going efforts in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to combat the country’s growing tuberculosis epidemic.

31 May 2017 description
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Un nouveau rapport montre comment briser le « cycle de la panique et de la négligence » et financer la préparation aux pandémies à l’échelon national

30 May 2017 description

Vientiane – The Safe Delivery app, symbolizing the power of mobile technology, will soon be in the hands of midwives in Lao People’s Democratic Republic to help make childbirth safer for women across the country, even in the most remote areas.

The innovative smartphone application provides skilled birth attendants with direct and instant access to evidence-based and up-to-date clinical guidelines on basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care (BEmONC), to handle potentially life-threatening complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

27 May 2017 description
report World Bank

After Ebola and Zika, Most Countries Still Not Prepared for a Pandemic

New report outlines how to break the cycle of ‘panic and neglect’ and finance country-level pandemic preparedness

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.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

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
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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.