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Hasbani meets World Bank delegation, formally receives financing agreement.

NNA - Deputy Prime Minister and caretaker Minister of Public Health, Ghassan Hasbani, received this Wednesday the Regional Director of the World Bank, Saroj Kumar Jha, accompanied by a delegation.

"The Minister of Health officially received the documents of the World Bank's financing agreement approved by the House of Representatives in the last legislative session, which means that the funding is now effective through a project aimed at supporting primary health care across all Lebanese territory," said a statement issued by Hasbani. "Part of the funding will be allocated to launching the work on the health card, to be ready in the coming months... This step is complementary to the financing agreement of the Islamic Fund for Development, approved at the last session of the House of Representatives, devoted for the development of government hospitals' equipment," the statement read.

"The funding from the World Bank and the Islamic Development Fund amounts at $150 million, in the form of long-term and short-term grants and financing," the statement said.

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