European Bank Invests in Primary Health Care

Sep 23 , 2023


Ethiopia's primary healthcare foresees a one million euro finance availed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through the World Health Organization (WHO). The services are widely accessible to the general population nationwide through an estimated 17,550 health posts and 3,735 health centres dedicated to preventive, curative, and rehabilitation care. The need to strengthen primary healthcare units as first responders for emergency and critical care services was stressed by the Acting Representative of the WHO Ethiopia Nonhlanhla Dlamini (MD). European Investment Bank has been active in Ethiopia since 1984. It has 31 operations focusing on finance, energy, agriculture and infrastructure worth 490 million euros. According to Werner Hoyer, president of the Bank, at least 500 million euros will be available to enhance health systems in sub-Saharan Africa.


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