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World Bank loan to
enhance healthcare centers
The $21 million project will support the needy
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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the World Bank have launched the Emergency Primary Healthcare Restoration Project.

The World Bank provided the Government a $21 million loan for the project to be implemented by the MoPH.

The project restores access to essential healthcare services for poor citizens affected by the influx of Syrian refugees. It consists of a package of essential healthcare services provided to 150,696 out of the 290,240 citizens identified by the National Poverty Targeting Program (NPTP) as living below the poverty line.

This requires readiness and capacity building of primary healthcare centers. To that end, the project will finance preparation and scaling-up of the contracted Primary Healthcare Centers’ capabilities. It will also finance technical assistance and training for upgrading the skills of healthcare personnel. Capacity building will include training on essential healthcare guidelines, reporting and accounting.

The MoPH, which is responsible for overall project coordination and management, will establish a Project Management Unit (PMU) to oversee planning, execution, oversight and financing of the project’s activities and outcomes.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
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Date Posted: Mar 02, 2015