Kohima| World Bank will provide a IDA credit of USD 48 million for the Nagaland Health Project which is likely to benefit 600,000 people in the hill state.
The financing agreement was signed yesterday by Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs on behalf of the Government of India and Mrs. Genevieve Connors, Acting Country Director, World Bank (India) on behalf of the World Bank.
A Project Agreement was also signed by Dr. L. Watikala, Principal Director, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland and Ms. Connors, an official press release said.
“The objectives of the project are to improve health services and increase their utilization by communities in targeted locations in Nagaland,” officials said.
Communities in targeted locations will benefit from project activities at the community and health facility levels while the population of the state as a whole will benefit from improvements in higher-level facilities as well as system-wide investments, it added.
According to the statement, the project will directly benefit about 600,000 people. “It will support and complement existing systems and mechanisms involving communities under the National Health Mission,” it said.
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