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Kwara gets World Bank funding to boost healthcare

By Odun Edward, Ilorin
23 January 2023   |   4:04 am
Kwara State has secured a World Bank funding to support infrastructure upgrade in at least one Primary Healthcare (PHC) facility in each of the 193 wards of the state.

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Kwara State has secured a World Bank funding to support infrastructure upgrade in at least one Primary Healthcare (PHC) facility in each of the 193 wards of the state.

The governor is expected to launch the programme today and present cheques to the benefitting PHCs across the state.

Executive Secretary, Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency (KSPHCDA), Dr. Nusirat Elelu, stated, yesterday, that the N887,800,000 support came under the Immunisation Plus and Malaria Progress by Accelerating Coverage and Transforming Services (IMPACT) project, for which the government has paid its counterpart fund. 

He stated: “In the pursuance of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for Kwarans and repositioning the PHC system to meet the demands of all and sundry, Kwara and 13 other states have secured a facility to strengthen PHCs across the state.

“This support is coming through the World Bank-assisted IMPACT project through a Decentralised Facility Financing (DFF), with an initial disbursement of investment fund to one PHC in each of the 193 geopolitical wards in Kwara.

This initial investment fund is meant to support the PHCs to achieve an ideal Level 2 PHC that has the capacity to provide the basic minimum package of health services.”  

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