World bank has committed up to Ksh 8 billion to combat coronavirus and locusts in Kenya.

The World Bank has committed up to Ksh8 billion to combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic and desert locusts in Kenya. In an announcement Monday, World Bank said the Kenyan government will receive Sh6.2 billion to respond to Covid-19.

Emergency response.

COVID-19 Financing Facility will avail $50 million (Ksh 5.15 billion) while $10 million (Sh1.02 billion) was sourced from the Contingency Emergency Response component of Transforming Health Systems for Universal Care Project.

World bank announced.

The US$60 million funding will enhance surveillance, laboratory services, isolation units, equipment, supplies, and communication to help mitigate coronavirus in Kenya.

The funds will be used to mobilize response capacity, strengthen multi-sector platforms and help in monitoring and evaluation of prevention and preparedness.

What will it be used be for?

They will also be used towards enhancing disease detection capacities and mobilizing surge response capacity through trained and well-equipped frontline health workers.

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World Bank also announced that it had activated the disbursement of $14 million (Ksh 1.4 billion) for desert locust control. The funds are sourced from the Contingency Emergency Response Component of Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project.

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