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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.

Implementation methodologies

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

Partner(s)

Deliverables
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.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 5
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
600,000,000 USD
SMART
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
SDGs
Action Network
Information
Location: 35 Selected Developing Countries in East Asia, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa
Date of completion:
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
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Documents
#SDGAction1144
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