Brief jan 28, 2017

Foster Climate-Smart Agriculture

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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)


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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.”

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“We need to continue to find new and innovative ways to reach the poor, and make the world secure and stable through development finance.”
Joe Stiglitz
Jim Yong Kim
President World Bank Group

Results

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.

The Development Committee praised the outgoing Bank chief’s tenure at the helm of the international institution, citing the Bank’s timely and effective responses to the food and financial crises and natural disasters under his leadership. It also lauded Zoellick’s championing of issues such as gender equality, climate change, agriculture, and infrastructure, as well as the institution’s work in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

Zoellick helped transform the World Bank Group, making it more open, transparent, accountable and ready for a new era of “modernized multilateralism,” the committee said.



The hospital has been receiving support under the SEHAT program since January 2014. It has expanded capacity since 2002 and employs 41 healthcare professionals, including doctors, vaccinators, midwives, a dentist, a physiotherapist, laboratory technicians, and support staff. SEHAT, under the umbrella of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), aims to expand the scope, quality, and coverage of health services provided to the population, particularly for the poor. It is supported by the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries, and the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), in partnership with multiple donors. SEHAT supports the provision of Basic

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Klaus Deininger

Lead Economist

Klaus Deininger

Lead Economist

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