UN and World Bank to boost support for women’s health, girls’ education in Africa’s Sahel

Thursday, November 7, 2013

During a historic trip to the Sahel region by leaders from five international organizations – the United Nations, the World Bank, the African Union, the African Development Bank, and the European Union – Dr. Kim (World Bank Group President ) announced the $200 million Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographics Project.

The initiative, which builds on the Bank’s existing $150 million in commitments over the next two years for maternal and child health programmes in the Sahel, will work across the region to improve the availability and affordability of reproductive health commodities, strengthen specialized training centres for rural-based midwifery/nursing services, and to pilot and share knowledge on adolescent girls’ initiatives.

Source: UN News Centre (link opens in a new window)

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