Timor-Leste Gains MCC Backing for Immunization, Anti-Corruption Efforts

    A medical mission in Timor-Leste. The Millennium Challenge Corp. has approved a three-year threshold program for Timor-Leste to support the nation’s childhood immunization strategy and anti-corruption efforts. Photo by: Cohen A. Young / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Cohen A. YoungCC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    The Millennium Challenge Corp. has approved a three-year threshold program for Timor-Leste to support the nation’s childhood immunization strategy and anti-corruption efforts.

    The program, worth nearly USD10.5 million, will help improve the capacity and coordination of anti-corruption institutions in Timor-Leste. It will also strengthen community health units and vaccine-preventable disease surveillance capacity and immunization, as well as increase the number of qualified health service providers.

    The U.S. Agency for International Development will administer the threshold program, which aims to help countries qualify for MCC compact assistance.

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      Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.