Gambia Secures Extra Funds to Enhance Well being Care

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2021—Right this moment, the World Financial institution Board authorised $50 million extra financing within the type of grants from the Worldwide Growth Affiliation (IDA)* to enhance the standard and utilization of important well being providers in The Gambia.

Along with increasing the availability of performance-based financing grants to well being amenities from the 5 rural areas to the complete nation, The Gambia Important Well being Strengthening Challenge will fund the development and gear of a nationwide emergency remedy middle intensive care unit, emergency commentary and remedy middle, nationwide public well being laboratory and coaching middle, and nationwide blood transfusion middle. This extra financing may also assist the protected elimination of asbestos roofs in chosen amenities.

“Since April 2020, the World Financial institution has offered nearly $100 million in grants to assist the Authorities’s long-term efforts towards constructing a sustainable and complete well being care supply system in The Gambia,” stated Ms. Feyi Boroffice, World Financial institution Resident Consultant for The Gambia.

This extra financing may also assist the implementation of the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Act that was handed by the Nationwide Meeting final week. The challenge will assist capability constructing of the proposed Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Authority with and institution of digital programs for enrollment, supplier and beneficiary administration, claims processing, and performance-based contracting of well being amenities.  

“These investments are geared in the direction of guaranteeing that the poor have entry to high quality well being providers and decreasing the excessive maternal mortality ratio and under-five mortality charge.” stated Dr. Samuel Mills, the World Financial institution Process Staff Chief for the Challenge.


* The World Financial institution’s Worldwide Growth Affiliation (IDA), established in 1960, helps the world’s poorest international locations by offering grants and low to zero-interest loans for initiatives and applications that increase financial progress, cut back poverty, and enhance poor folks’s lives. IDA is likely one of the largest sources of help for the world’s 74 poorest international locations, 39 of that are in Africa. Assets from IDA deliver constructive change to the 1.3 billion individuals who stay in IDA international locations. Since 1960, IDA has offered $458 billion to 114 international locations. Annual commitments have averaged about $29 billion during the last three years (FY19-FY21), with about 70 % going to Africa.

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