World Bank Boosts Public Health Network in East Africa

The World Bank has approved USD63.66 million to establish a regional network of 25 public health laboratories across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.

The network aims to enhance access of vulnerable populations in cross-border areas to diagnostic services, and maximize the use of Internet and mobile communications to boost public health. It will also back the rollout of new technology for drug resistance monitoring and more efficient tuberculosis diagnosis.

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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.