14 Apr Helping Country Health Systems Deliver Results in a New Global Context
News & Broadcast, The World Bank
In health, nutrition, and population (HNP), the World Bank focuses on strengthening country health systems to improve health results, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable. In fiscal year (FY) 2010, the World Bank mobilized US$4.38 billion in HNP investments, a 50 percent increase over the previous year’s record commitments. Fiscal year 2001-10 International Development Association (IDA) commitments averaged US$825 million annually, giving more than 47 million people basic HNP services packages, providing 2.5 million women with antenatal care, and immunizing 310 million children. A growing portfolio of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) lending averages US$1 billion annually, addressing inequities in health care access, financial protection, quality of care, and aging populations’ health needs..