World Bank funding of US110 million to cover the “project to strengthen Angola’s National Health System” was approved in an order drawn up on Monday by President João Lourenço, the President’s Office said.
The order delegates power to the Finance Minister to sign the agreement, which will improve the performance of approximately 300 primary health care units, including health posts, health centres and municipal hospitals, located in twenty-one municipalities across the country.
The project will benefit women of childbearing age and children under five in 21 municipalities in a group of seven Angolan provinces – Luanda, Bengo, Lunda Norte, Moxico, Malanje, Uíge and Kwando Kubango.
The municipalities are Icolo and Bengo (Luanda), Ambriz and Dande (Bengo), Chitato, Cambulo, Cuango and Lucapa (Lunda Norte), Camanongue, Luau and Luena (Moxico), Cacuso, Calandula, Malanje and Caculama (Malanje). Maquela do Zombo, Negage, Uíge and Sanza Pombo (Uíge) and Cuito Cuanavale, Mavinga and Menongue (Kwando Kubango). (macauhub)