With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India is the world’s largest democracy. Over the past decade, the country’s integration into the global economy has been accompanied by economic growth. India has now emerged as a global player.
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Thank you for coming to the closing press conference of the 2013 World Bank Group/IMF Annual Meetings.First, a big thank you to the hard-working staff at the World Bank Group, who have spent long hours... Show More + in preparing for these meetings, which drew 13,000 people from 185 countries.Second, far from Washington, I’d like to express our concern about reports in eastern India where Cyclone Phailin has made landfall. It is forecast to hit an area populated with 4.5 million people. Our thoughts go out to all those living in the cyclone’s path.Now, back to the Annual Meetings. I am very grateful for the support of the governors in unanimously endorsing our World Bank Group Strategy. For the first time in the history of our organization, we have a strategy that leverages the strengths of our entire organization – the Bank, the IFC, our private sector arm, and MIGA, which provides risk guarantees – and aligns all our work for a common purpose.That common purpose is our two goals, endorsed six month Show Less -
CHALLENGEMost of the world’s 34 million people living with HIV/AIDS are in developing countries. Worldwide, 2.5 million people became newly-infected with HIV, and 1.5 million died of HIV-related causes... Show More + in 2011—24 percent fewer deaths than in 2005. Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 68 percent of all new infections and nearly half of all deaths globally in 2010 occurred in Southern Africa. Even where the overall HIV prevalence is low, AIDS can be a severe burden: It is the leading cause of premature death in Thailand and China. More than 8 million people living with HIV are accessing treatment globally; 7 million who need it do not have it. Moreover, for every one person on treatment, two are infected. Without effective HIV prevention, the numbers requiring treatment will become unsustainable.Despite the global increase in funding during the past decade—from US$1.6 billion in 2001 to US$16.8 billion in 2011—financing gaps persist, and available funds are mainly for treatment. As new infec Show Less -
So far the project has helped over 19,000 poor patients receive hospital care from public and private institutionsNEW DELHI, November 20, 2012 - The government of India, the government of Karnataka and... Show More + the World Bank today signed a $70 million additional credit agreement for the ongoing Karnataka Health System Development and Reform Project to further support improvements in health service delivery, particularly for the benefit of underserved areas and vulnerable groups.This project builds on the successful experience of the original $141.83 million project. Since 2006, the project has contributed to development of the state’s health system, including improving administrative capacity and planning, investing in maternal health services, contracting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to run mobile health clinics, supporting community-level public health interventions, and contributing to a state government scheme that purchases hospital services for poor beneficiaries from accredited Show Less -
The Project will be implemented in 8 states, particularly in 162 high malnutrition-burden districtsNEW DELHI, November 05, 2012 – The World Bank today signed a $106 million credit agreement with the... Show More + government of India to support the government’s efforts at improving the nutritional outcomes for children less than six years of age, with a particular focus on 0-3 year-old children. This represents the first part of a two phase Loan.ICDS Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP) will focus on improving services for pregnant/lactating women as well as for children less than three years of age. The first phase of the Project will be implemented over a three-year period, to be followed, upon the successful achievement of its results, by a four-year second phase. Policy and institutional reforms as well as innovative pilots and programs will be tested in eight high-burden states*, with a special focus on 162 high malnutrition-burden districts in these states. Show Less -
IDA Credit: US$70 million equivalentTerms: Maturity = 25 years; Grace = 5 yearsProject ID: P130395Project Description: The objective of the additional financing is to improve health service delivery, public-private... Show More + collaboration, and financing, particularly for the benefit of underserved and vulnerable groups in Karnataka. Show Less -
TAMIL NADU HEALTH INDICATORS IMPROVEApril 29, 2010 - To further improve health services quality and access while supporting state-wide management systems implementation, the World Bank has provided... Show More + $117.70 million to the State of Tamil Nadu today. This comes as additional financing to the $110.83 million Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, approved December 16, 2004 that has demonstrated effective results in reducing infant and maternal mortality.TAMIL NADU HEALTH SYSTEMS PROJECT CONTEXTTamil Nadu has made significant development progress over the last 15 years. It is one of India's most industrialized states with economic growth rates well above the national average. The state has made impressive gains in life expectancy, gender equality, reducing female mortality rates, and access to safe drinking water.“The additional funding will support the continuation of successful activities, and will particularly focus on improving the quality of health care provision. The project will al Show Less -