Burundi senate approves 50 mln USD funding from World Bank to help health sector
The Burundian senate on Thursday ratified a 50 million U.S. dollar financial agreement with the World Bank's International Development Association to support the country's health sector.
Burundian Public Health and AIDS Control Minister Josiane Nijimbere told senators the funding will help an ongoing program to grant free medical services to children under five and to pregnant and delivering mothers.
"The four-year program is starting in July this year and is ending in 2021," she said.
The new program will also help adolescents fight HIV/AIDS as well as unwanted pregnancies and school dropouts through sensitization sessions, Nijimbere said.