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The global financial agency the World Bank has approved around $400 million to support Egypt’s transformational Universal Health Insurance System (UHIS). The project will support the Government of Egypt (GOE) to put in place the building blocks of the Universal Health Insurance System.

  • UHIS is Egypt pathway toward achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and improving the health outcomes of its citizens.
  • The project provides financial protection to the most vulnerable across the country to protect them from high out-of-pocket health expenditures resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak.

The World Bank measures against COVID-19 pandemic in last three months 2020:

June 2020: To mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poor and vulnerable workers in Maldives, World Bank a global financial agency has approved a $12.8 million COVID-19 Emergency Income Support Project for country.

June 2020: World Bank has approved a $100 million Development Policy Credit (DPC) to support to the Nepal Government in improving the financial viability and governance of the electricity sector and recovering from the COVID-19 crisis.

May 2020: The leading financial institution World Bank has approved a financing of $48 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Uganda prevent and respond to the threat to livelihoods posed by the desert locust outbreak and to strengthen its national and regional systems for preparedness.

May 2020: World Bank approved a $1 billion budget support operation for Kenya, which helps close the fiscal financing gap. The fund will also help to respond the COVID-19 outbreak.

May 2020: World Bank has approved an emergency loan of USD 20 million to support the Uruguayan Government’s efforts to minimize impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on the health system.

May 2020: World Bank has approved USD 50 million for Egypt as an emergency response under the World Bank Group’s new Fast Track COVID-19 Facility — a global effort to help strengthen the COVID-19 response and shorten the time to recovery.

May 2020: World Bank has announced $170 million for the restructuring of the Healthcare Service Network Project requested by Bolivia’s Ministry of Development Planning. The fund will strengthen the capacity of the healthcare system’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Bolivia.

May 2020: World Bank has approved a flexible $500 million loan to Ecuador to help during the Covid-19 emergency and to promote economic recovery. The loan is the second in a series of three Development Policy Financing (DPF) operations. The first loan of this series was disbursed in June 2019.

April 2020, In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic the World Bank has approved approximately $37 million an immediate funding to Malawi’s fight against global pandemic. The fund helps COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness project of the country.

About World Bank Group
World Bank Group, headquartered in Washington D.C., United States, is a global financial institution. The group provides loans and grants to the poorer countries across the globe. The World Bank has around 189 member countries and having staff from more than 170 countries of the world. The group has offices at around 130 locations across the globe.

The World Bank Group comprises of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), focuses on middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries and the International Development Association (IDA) on the world’s poorest countries. Both institutions provide financing, policy advice, and technical assistance to governments of developing countries.

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