Browsing: World Bank’s funds to Uganda

$69m grant to support Ghana’s COVID-19 response plan

The World Bank approved an additional $15.2 to support Uganda’s effort to detect, prevent and respond to COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds will also go towards strengthening Uganda’s national systems for public health emergency preparedness under a new operation called the Uganda COVID19 Response and Emergency Preparedness Project.

The project is financed by an  International Development Association (IDA) credit of $12.5 million and a grant of $2.7 million from the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility.

The project aims at reducing the financial gap under the country’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan by boosting COVID prevention, detection, case management and the overall health system readiness.

The primary beneficiaries will be the infected persons, host communities and at-risk populations, medical and emergency personnel, refugees, medical and testing facilities and selected national health agencies.

“Uganda has built significant capacity in managing different pandemics over the years but the COVID-19 poses unique challenges. These funds will