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HASBANI: WB’S USD 150 MILLION TO BOOST LEBANON’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Minister of Public Health, Ghassan Hasbani, maintained that the fresh USD 150 million package provided for Lebanon by the World Bank shall boost the healthcare services in the country, especially for thousands of deprived households that have borne the brunt of the massive influx of Syrian refugees.

The WB has freshly decided to inject US$120 million into Lebanon's healthcare system, while the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has earmarked an additional US$30 million to the project, which aims to reach up to 340,000 people.

"The package aims to improve the infrastructure of healthcare sector and centers nationwide," Hasbani explained in an interview with Arab Economic News.

"This international assistance shall boost the performance of the healthcare system in Lebanon, in addition to the reduction of the medical bill," he said.

"The package is part of the strategic plan launched by the Ministry to restructure the healthcare sector in Lebanon," he concluded.

Source: National News Agency