Sunday, March 16, 2008

World Bank finances health project

WASHINGTON — The World Bank on Thursday decided to finance US$60 million of the Northern Highlands Health Support Project to strengthen district hospitals and improve access to health services.

The project will improve health workforce capacity and hospital management, develop pilot models to increase staff retention and provide basic medical equipment.

It will also provide financial support for the Government’s Decision 139 to provide health care for the poor. The project will support provincial and district agencies to strengthen monitoring, reporting and supervision of the Health Care Fund for the Poor’s implementation until 2014. — VNS