World Bank Sets New Health, Education Targets

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intends to raise some USD3.1 billion to back health initiatives in poor nations this year, tripling its USD1 billion allocation last year. The sum will be used to improve health systems; treatment and prevention of communicable diseases; and child and maternal health, hygiene and sanitation. The global lender is also looking at spending USD4.09 billion for education initiatives in low- and middle-income countries this year.

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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.