Benin to Improve Maternal, Neonatal Health Services with World Bank Aid

The World Bank approved on May 6 a USD22.8 million grant for a new health project in Benin. The Health System Performance Project aims to improve the quality and coverage of neonatal and maternal services in the African country and strengthen its health ministry. The project is also expected to receive some a USD11 million grant from the Health Results and Innovation Trust Fund, a multi-donor fund supported by Norway and the U.K. The fund is managed by the World Bank.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.