WASHINGTON, 6 juillet 2018 – La Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un don de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)* d’un montant de 40 millions de dollars afin d’aider les autorités béninoises à accroître l’accès des populations pauvres aux services sociaux essentiels et aux filets de protection sociale.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2018 -- The World Bank today approved an International Development Association (IDA)* grant of $40 million to support the government of Benin in its efforts to increase poor communities’ access to basic social services and social safety nets.
- Benin currently confronts a high rate of chronic malnutrition among children under age five
- The government’s Community Nutrition Education Project seeks to combat this scourge
- In the hardest-hit communities, grandmothers have been mobilized to lead the effort
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Press Release No:2012/426/AFR
Project targets 700 poor communities and pilots a new safety net system
WASHINGTON, May 3, 2012 –The World Bank will support Benin’s effort to improve poor people’s access to basic services such as education, health, and water, roads and market infrastructure and mainstream the community-driven development approach for building such infrastructure. The Bank will also provide capacity-building and technical assistance to support Benin’s decentralization reforms and help the country to set up a new social safety net system.
Communiqué de presse n°:2012/316/AFR
WASHINGTON, 15 mars 2012 – Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque mondiale a approuvé ce jour, en faveur de la République du Bénin, un Don additionnel d’un montant de 10 millions de dollars (environ 5 milliards de francs CFA) pour renforcer les actions déjà engagées dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du « Projet de Renforcement de la Performance du Système de Santé (PRPSS)».
Press Release No:2016/316/AFR
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012 – The World Bank’s Executive Board today approved a supplemental grant for the Republic of Benin in the amount of US$10 million (approximately CFAF 5 billion) aimed at ramping up efforts already underway in the context of the Health System Performance Project [Projet de Renforcement de la Performance du Système de Santé PRPSS].
- Malaria still kills about 850,000 people in Africa each year
- Anti-malaria efforts play a role in economic growth and poverty reduction
- The World Bank, through IDA, is directly supporting countries and catalyzing investment
WASHINGTON, October 7, 2010-Sub-Saharan Africa has made much progress against malaria in recent years, but this preventable and treatable disease still kills about 850,000 people in the region each year. Victory against malaria requires sustained funding, expanded prevention, stronger national and regional health systems, and continued research.
- Project Objectives
The first PDO would consist in increasing the coverage of quality maternal and neonatal services in the Target districts. The PDO would be broken down in two intermediate outcomes: (i) improving health facilities performance through Result-Based Financing (RBF); and (ii) enhancing financial accessibility to these health services.The second PDO is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Health.
1. Country and Sector Background
1. Benin has enjoyed relative political stability and democracy for nearly 20 years. In 1990, the country changed from a Marxist-Leninist system to a pluralist democracy, and elections and peaceful transfers of power have regularly taken place since then. The country is now embarked in a major effort to accelerate its economic growth.
B. Project Objectives [from section 2 of PCN]
The project would support the longer term objective of reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and would, as a result, contribute to reach the MDG No. 5.
The first PDO would seek to increase the coverage of quality maternal services. The PDO would be broken down in two intermediate outcomes: (i) improving the quality of maternal health services for the whole population, and (ii) enhancing the utilization of these services by the poorest.
COTONOU, BÉNIN, le 24 avril 2008 - « Depuis que mes deux enfants dorment sous une moustiquaire, ils ne tombent plus aussi fréquemment malades. Nous évitons aussi d'avoir de l'eau qui stagne dans notre maison et nous essayons tous de la garder propre » déclare une mère de famille vivant non loin de Porto-Novo au Bénin, et qui a bénéficié d'une moustiquaire imprégnée d'insecticide.
La lutte contre le paludisme est une des importantes priorités de la Banque mondiale pour le développement du capital humain.
Press Release No:2006/434/AFR
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2006 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of US$31 million to Benin for a Malaria Control Project. The grant makes Benin the seventh country to benefit from the World Bank’s Booster Program for Malaria Control in Africa in less than a year.
Disease kills more than a million people each year and blunts economic growth