World Bank Approves $350 Million for Gujarat’s Health Sector – World Bank has approved a $350 million or over ₹2,832 crore loan to Gujarat in order to augment health services with a special focus on adolescent girls and disease surveillance in the state.
- The loan amount provided by the World Bank will be utilized through the state government’s Systems Reform Endeavours For Transformed Health Achievement In Gujarat (SRESTHA-G) programme.
- Systems Reform Endeavours For Transformed Health Achievement In Gujarat (SRESTHA-G) programme will help in enabling more people to access a wider range of high-quality health services.
- At present, Gujarat is offering 7 health services to its citizens including reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
- The SRESTHA-G will focus on improving the health and nutrition of adolescent girls and boys.
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