Health: Adamawa Govt to benefit $6.7m from World Bank Grant

Commissioner for Health, Ministry of Health, Adamawa, Dr Fatima Abubakar says the ministry is to benefit 6.7 million dollar grant from the “Save One Million Lives,” (SOML), World Bank programme.

Abubakar made this known on Thursday in an interview  in Yola.

Abubakar said that the qualification was based on the evaluation of the implementation reports.

She said that the World Bank, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, conducted a base line survey, saying the result indicated an improvement in state performance indices for 2018.

The commissioner said that the result also showed that the state had implemented the programme efficiently.

She said further that the 6.7 million dollar grant was part of the 500 million dollar grant earmarked for Nigeria by the bank.

Abubakar promised that the ministry would ensure judicious use of the funds, adding that this was proof that the state government was working.

The “Save One Million Lives project,” is to significantly improve maternal, child and nutrition health services for women and children.

It is also meant to assist the Federal Government to achieve its “Saving One Million Lives” (SOML) Initiative.

More importantly, the project will save the lives of the more than 900,000 under five children and women, who die yearly, from largely preventable causes.

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