Cameroon – Health: The World Bank is investing $ 127 million to increase the use of health services in Cameroon

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Written by Deckson N.

Are primarily concerned, the reproductive health, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition services.

The directors of the World Bank today approved a financing totaling $ 127 million to increase the use of health services and improve the quality of these services in Cameroon. According to the statement of the Bretton Woods institution, backed by the government daily Cameroon Tribune, the funding includes a loan of $ 100 million from the International Development Association (IDA) and a grant of $ 27 million from the Trust Fund World finance Facility (GFF).

The project aims primarily, health services reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition services, support the progressive program coverage expansion performance-based financing (PBF) in the country as well as performing other interventions with high impact supported by the GFF.

The program covered 25% of the population in 2016, and the operation will support its expansion to 20% of the population over each year from 2017 to 2020“, we learn. During the first phase (2016-2018), activities will aim to cover the remaining 36 subdivisions in the three northern regions of Cameroon (Far North, North and Adamawa) to meet the urgent and growing needs of their population. Women, adolescents and children aged under five and displaced populations and refugees affected by the insecurity in the region, will benefit from these interventions.

With a fund analysis and participatory dialogue initiated by the Cameroonian authorities, consultations of the GFF in Cameroon have determined the importance of giving priority to three areas of the north and east of the country results in health are significantly worse than in the rest of the country, “said Paul Jacob Robyn, health expert and head of the project team.

Global Financing Facility is a partnership forged by several stakeholders to support efforts by countries to improve the health of women, children and adolescents by providing innovative financing. The trust fund of GFF is a multidonor fund that mobilizes additional funding under the reproductive health and maternal, newborn, child and adolescent involving funding in the form of Donation to IDA financing.

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