World Bank approves US$10.4m additional funding to Benin for public health emergencies

BENIN – The World Bank has approved additional financing of US$10.4 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to support Benin’s efforts to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) and help the country respond to public health emergencies.  These funds bring the total sum allocated by the World Bank for Benin’s emergency measures to some US$40 million. The Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement Project (REDISSE) has earmarked US$20 million, while US$10 million is being funded by the Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC) of the Benin Early Years Nutrition and Child Development Project (EYNCDP). …

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