Niger OKs French Budget Aid

Niger’s health officials have given their approval to the budget support provided by the French Development Agency. The AFD donation comes in the form of medical supplies worth 600,000 euros (around USD834,000), APA News report.

”The health sector is a concentration of French aid, which includes a common fund since 2006 to support the health development policy, with a policy of free health care, especially to support early childhood and reproductive health,” said AFD deputy director Suzanne Prada.

Niger Minister of Health Fatimata Moussa assured that the donation will be used “wisely” and will benefit the country’s population.

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