$ 200 million for health sector
The World Bank has approved a concessionary loan of US $ 200 million
to Sri Lanka for the Second Health Sector Development Project (SHSDP) to
help the government to upgrade the public health system and enable it to
better respond to the challenges of a middle income country.
The project will benefit the entire population of 21 million people,
especially the poorer and more vulnerable population groups who depend
more on public health services.
Investing in further improvement of the health system will be a
critical pre-requisite for the country’s vision as reflected in Mahinda
Chintana policy document.