World Bank Provides $50 Million to Fight Cholera in Haiti

29 May 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON, DC, United States

The World Bank on May 27th approved $50 million USD, in the form of an International Development Association (IDA) grant, to improve access to clean water and sanitation for some 300,000 Haitians in small towns and rural regions affected by the ongoing cholera epidemic.The grant is part of the Sustainable Rural and Small Towns Water and Sanitation project, which aims to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases in high-prevalence zones, as well as to build the capacity of local agencies to better provide water and sanitation services.The six-year project will be implemented by the National Water and Sanitation Directorate (DINEPA) under the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications...

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