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* Sri Lanka gets US$ 200 million credit from World Bank to improve public health system
Sat, Feb 16, 2013, 02:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka will receive US$ 200 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA), the lending arm of the World Bank to improve the public sector health system so as to respond to the challenges facing it, especially regarding nutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health, in consultation with the provincial health authorities and other stakeholders, has formulated a National Health Development Plan (NHDP) for the period from 2013 to 2017 in line with the Development Policy Framework of the Government and the Health Sector Master Plan.

The IDA will provide US$ 190 million to implement a program to support health sector modernization focusing on specific thematic areas in malnutrition, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health and communicable diseases, and health system improvement measures.

Another US$ 10 million will support the implementation of innovations within the NHDP, operational research and opportunities for capacity building, technical assistance as well as training and workshops.

The Cabinet has approved a proposal submitted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning to proceed with the loan arrangement.



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