Egypt: World Bank Provides US$7.9 Million in Support of Coronavirus Emergency Response

The World Bank activated on March 20th the Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC) under the “Transforming Egypt’s Healthcare System Project” US$ 7.9 million to fund emergency response activities related to the COVID-19 outbreak in Egypt.

“The World Bank is mobilizing quickly to support Egypt’s emergency response activities and the implementation of a preventive plan to confront the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Marina Wes, World Bank Country Director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti.

The CERC activation will support the Government of Egypt with the implementation of a preventive plan to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

The objective of the Transforming Egypt’s Healthcare System Project is to: (i) improve the quality of primary and secondary health care services, (ii) enhance demand for health and family planning services, and (iii) support the prevention and control of Hepatitis C.

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