December 7

Islamic Development Bank Announces $100 Million Loan to Make Pakistan Polio-Free

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has announced a $100 million loan to support Pakistan’s polio eradication efforts, the Pakistani health minister and the Bank said, on the sidelines of the ongoing COP28 United Nations climate summit in Dubai.

This loan builds on a previous support from the IsDB and includes a $35 million principal buydown from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, according to an IsDB statement.

Photo courtesy of CDC Global.

Source: Arab News (link opens in a new window)

Health Care, Investing
lending, public health, SDGs, vaccines