Zimbabwe to receive COVID-19 support from World Bank

By Staff Reporter

The World Bank has expressed interest in giving more support to Zimbabwe in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and the country’s health sector.

Zimbabwe’s health care delivery in the face of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has been commended with the latest approval coming for the World Bank.

Vice president General Retired Dr Constantino Chiwenga who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care says continued support to the sector in key areas such as financing and human resources has improved the country’s health delivery system.

The World Bank notes that strategies put in place by Zimbabwe’s health care system particularly in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic should be applauded and supported.

The World Bank Executive Director for Africa who is in the country for a 3 day visit which ends this Friday is engaging the Government on development challenges facing the country and discussing the economic recovery programme.

Also on the agenda is the country’s engagement with the I.M.F, World Bank, African Development Bank (Afdb) and other international financial institutions.

This comes after the IMF unveiled 961 million United States dollars under the Special Drawing Rights.

 

 

 

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