Somalia receives boost of US$20 million from USAID to combat COVID-19

SOMALIA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has renewed its unwavering commitment to enhance the protection, health, and wellbeing of the most vulnerable children in Somalia by contributing an additional US$20 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). These funds will play an integral role in supporting the organization and its partners to boost local capacity and reinforce the resilience of communities and systems in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises facing the country. So far, USAID has made donations totaling to US$ 34.7…

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World Bank approves US$100 million toward improving healthcare services in Somalia

SOMALIA – The World Bank, has approved its first investment in Somalia’s health sector in 30 years, which is financed by a US$75 million International Development Assistance (IDA) grant and an additional US$25 million grant from the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF). The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), established in 1960, helps the world’s poorest countries by providing grants and low to zero-interest loans for projects and programs that boost economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve poor people’s lives. Since inception, IDA has supported development…

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Somaliland Signs Medical Cooperation Deal with Taiwan to improve healthcare services

SOMALILAND – Somaliland and Taiwan on Thursday signed a medical cooperation agreement that will see improvement of healthcare services in the Horn of Africa nation. The agreement signed between Taiwan minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) H.E. Jaushieh Joseph Wu and H.E. Liban Yusuf Osman, Acting Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Republic of Somaliland is aimed at improving the problem of high maternal and neonatal mortality Minister Wu stated the medical care is the key area of bilateral cooperation between…

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