Description/achievement of initiative
The World Bank will focus on women’s and children’s health in 35 countries, particularly in East Asia, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa, which face challenges in achieving the MDGs because of high fertility and poor child and maternal nutrition and disease. This will expand the reach of the World Bank’s results-based programs by more than $600 million to scale up essential health and nutrition services and strengthen the underlying health systems which are essential to sustain better health results over the years. This is in addition to other World Bank commitments to help countries achieve the MDGs such as significantly increased financing for agriculture and education, which will also benefit women’s and children's health.
By making grants and mobilizing financial resources to support women's and children's health in 35 countries.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure