$150m WB Loan for Bangladesh Health Sector

$150m WB Loan for Bangladesh Health Sector$150m WB Loan for Bangladesh Health Sector

The World Bank said on Sunday it has approved $150 million in additional financing to help improve Bangladesh’s health systems and services, bringing its total support for health projects in the country to $508.9 million. The 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 World Bank said in a statement, Reuters reported. Bangladesh has reduced under-five child mortality by 29% between 2007 and 2014, and during the same period, births attended by medically trained professionals increased from 21% to 42%.