The World Bank pioneered global HIV and AIDS financing early in the emergency and remains committed to achieving Millennium Development Goal 6, to halt by 2015 and begin to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS, through prevention, care, treatment, and mitigation services for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
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ChallengeThe new authorities face myriad challenges as they bid to return the country to a path of economic growth. Three such challenges are of particular importance: to avoid further violence between... Show More + rival factions (security); to manage the fall-out from investigations into the atrocities (reconciliation); and to establish a stable government and to restart the economy (reconstruction). The Bank is working very closely with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to support Côte d’Ivoire efforts and progress towards the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Completion Point.SolutionA Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the period FY10-FY13 was discussed by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors in April 2010 with four key pillars: (i) strengthening economic governance; (ii) infrastructure renewal; (iii) agricultural production and export promotion; and (iv) private sector development. As of January 31, 2012, the IDA-financed portfolio in Côte d’Ivoire consists of nine active Show Less -
Focus is on Improving Health Care and Delivery of Basic Services MBABANE, December 14, 2011 – The World Bank and Government of Swaziland today signed loan agreements for US$ 46.9 million to improve access... Show More + to quality health services and strengthen the capacity of local governments to improve delivery of basic services:US$20 million health sector project with additional grant co-financing from the European Union of €14.5 million, the project aims to improve access to primary health care, maternal health, and tuberculosis/HIV integrated care. This joint project will also work to increase social safety net access for orphans and vulnerable children through a pilot cash transfer mechanism. The project will also support Swaziland’s efforts to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals on HIV/AIDS, maternal mortality and under-5 mortality.US$26.9 million for strengthening sub-national local governments to manage growth and boost delivery of basic services.“Improving human health Show Less -
The project benefits from collaboration within the World Bank Group and a strong partnership with the government of Lesotho. The World Bank provided technical assistance to the design and management of... Show More + the PPP as part of the Health Sector Reform Program.The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Bank’s private sector arm, acted as lead advisor to the government of Lesotho throughout the planning, structuring, tendering and implementation phases of the PPP agreement, including extensive due diligence to establish the project’s feasibility and to engage and secure the support of stakeholders locally, regionally and internationally.Jean Philippe Prosper, IFC Director for Eastern and Southern Africa said, “This pioneering project is the first public-private partnership in Africa's health sector that outsources the design, build and full operation of a hospital and all clinical services. It provides an innovative and sustainable model for governments and the private sector to collabor Show Less -
IBRD Loan: US$67 million equivalentTerms: Maturity = 30 years; Grace = 5 yearsProject ID: P113540 Project Description: The project will increase prevention, care and treatment... Show More + services for groups most at risk of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the country, and support the Government’s efforts to improve health program performance through improved governance, decentralization and results-based management. The Government has invested heavily in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other STDs, targeting groups most at risk, and offering antiretroviral treatment – free of charge – to all identified patients who qualify for it. However, Brazil is witnessing changes in the epidemic’s profile and is seeking to fine tune its policy. In recent years, the epidemic has been spreading to women, poorer groups, and towards the interior of the country. Show Less -