Asian Development Bank Signs a $100 M Agreement to Improve Healthcare in KPK

Pak Gets $100 M from Asian Development Bank for Better Healthcare

Highlights:

  • Pakistan and Asian Development Bank sign financing agreement
  • The agreement aims to improve healthcare in KPK
  • It would facilitate an estimated 38 million people

Pakistan and ADB (Asian Development Bank) have recently signed an agreement of US$100 million. The agreement is for the “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Systems Strengthening Program”.

Secretary, of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Dr. Kazim Niaz, and Yong Ye A, Country Director, of the Pakistan Resident Mission, inked the agreement. 

The initiative is believed to facilitate an estimated 38 million people. The program would help women needing maternal health care services and reduce infant and maternal mortality rates.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Systems Strengthening Program

The program aims to:

  • Update infrastructure of 33 existing SHC facilities
  • Offer quality equipment 
  • Ensure posting and availability of technical, medical, and administrative staff
  • Modernization of infrastructure and equipment
  • Ensure clinical standards and protocols
  • Improve human resources planning 
  • Enhance medicine supply chain management
  • Ensure efficient outsourcing of certain services
  • Introduce and enhance health management information systems 
  • Introduce Quality Assurance 

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