WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved additional financing for the following project.
Bangladesh: Health Sector Development Program
IDA Credit: US$150 million equivalent
Terms: Maturity = 38 years, Grace = 6 years
Project ID: P118708
Project Description: The additional support will help the government address health sector challenges including: sustaining and improving immunization coverage; improving deliveries for pregnant women at public health facilities; and tackling multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The financing will also help Bangladesh improve public financial management to get more value from its public spending on health. Further, the financing will support developing a robust health information system, including a web-based complaint -handling mechanism - the first in Bangladesh.