Making health systems stronger while tackling the impacts of COVID-19

July 1th, 2020 – When COVID-19 emerged as a global threat, the World Bank Group responded with the largest and fastest crisis response in its history. Emergency operations have now reached more than 100 countries, home to over 70 percent of the world’s population.

These operations are financing health and social programs, with a special focus on the poorest and most vulnerable people. Seven-in-ten of these projects are in the world’s poorest countries supported by International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund providing zero- or low-interest loans and grants.

The projects are part of the World Bank Group’s broader pledge to make available up to $160 billion in grants and financing over 15 months to help developing countries mitigate the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19.

More…https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/making-health-systems-stronger-while-tackling-impacts-covid-19

Written by The World Bank

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