Hasbani obtains WB approval to provide USD 150 million for healthcare system

Fri 21 Apr 2017 at 19:35 Politics

NNA - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Health Ghassan Hasbani, on Friday continued his meetings at the World Bank's HQ in Washington, whereby he held talks with Vice President for Human Development at the World Bank, Keith Hansen.


Hasbani's press office indicated in a statement that Hansen hailed Lebanon's capacities and the resilience of the healthcare sector, voicing WB readiness to assist Lebanon.


Afterwards, Hasbani participated in a dialogue session, in presence of a panel of representatives of international organizations and donors; all approved a healthcare development project submitted by the Ministry of Public Health.


Conferees agreed to earmark USD 150 million to develop the healthcare sector's infrastructure. The approval will be submitted to the WB board for endorsement.


Moreover, Hasbani met in Washington with a number of officials at the U.S. administration and the State Secretary.


He also met with a group of researchers and strategists, with whom he tackled latest developments in Lebanon and the broader Arab region, in addition to the challenges caused by the massive presence of displaced Syrians.


===========R.A.H.


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