World Bank Bolsters Burundi Health, Infrastructure Sectors

Burundi obtained a

grant from the World Bank for a health sector development project. Of the sum, $20 million will be used to improve health services for pregnant women and children under the age of 5. The rest of the funding will back technical assistance, operational costs, training, and hardware provision to help boost the capacity of the General Directorate of Resources under the Ministry of Public Health. The Washington-based lender will provide another

for Burundi's infrastructure investments in order to enhance access to basic socio-economic services and generate short-term employment opportunities. Infrastructure programs in the cities of Bujumbura, Gitega and Ngozi will be supported by the grant.

About the author

  • 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.