resultes Mar 18, 2017

Afghanistan Residents Benefit From Improved Quality Healthcare in Balkh Province

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In Ouadiour Serrer, a steering committee manages a cereal bank that provides fortified porridge to mothers whose children have been identified as malnourished.

(Photo credit: Dominic Chavez)


Khulm DH is a 50-bed hospital, located in Khulm district, 60 kilometers from Mazar-e-Sharif city in Balkh. Founded nearly half a century ago as a small health center, Khulm DH is one of 90 health facilities in the province. The hospital provides free health services through the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) program for more than 75,000 people in the district.

Partners

The global movement toward universal health coverage (UHC) provides an umbrella under which the World Bank Group (WBG) works with governments and development partners to ensure all people receive quality, affordable care without suffering financial hardship. UHC aims to achieve better health and development outcomes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 3 includes a target to “achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.”

During the period from 2000 to 2016, the World Bank invested US$35 billion in the Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) sector. Over this period, the average annual lending doubled from US$1.3 billion to US$2.6 billion. The Bank currently manages an active HNP portfolio of $11.5 billion.


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85% of Health

The Annual Report 2016, focuses on how the World Bank is partnering with countries to end extreme poverty by 2030, promote shared prosperity, and support the global sustainable development agenda.


Bank Group Contribution

The Brazil São Paulo State Feeder Roads Project contributed resources to improve São Paulo’s paved feeder road network and the state’s management capacity in infrastructure investments. Primary achievements of the project included the following:

  • 11,968 kilometers of feeder roads were rehabilitated by June 2015, including 3,300 kilometers financed by the project and the remainder financed by the borrower and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
  • The condition of the paved feeder road network was improved from a baseline at which only 23.6 percent were in good condition in 2009 to the current situation in which 97.6 percent of the network is in good condition.
  • 11,968 kilometers of feeder roads were rehabilitated by June 2015, including 3,300 kilometers financed by the project and the remainder financed by the borrower and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
  • The condition of the paved feeder road network was improved from a baseline at which only 23.6 percent were in good condition in 2009 to the current situation in which 97.6 percent of the network is in good condition.

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