Govt gets U.S$ 125 million World Bank funds to tackle Polio.
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said Federal Government had obtained a 125-million-dollar loan from the World Bank to tackle fresh cases of polio and other health challenges in the country.
The minister made this known while briefing the Senate Committee on Primary Health and Communicable Diseases on Thursday in Abuja. Adowole said that with approval of the National Assembly, 60 million dollars would be earmarked for polio, while the remaining 65 million dollars would be used for the procurement of vaccines. He also disclosed that N10 billion had been released by the Federal Government from the 2016 budget to tackle the epidemic. While decrying the fresh outbreak, the minister said that about N30 billion would be required to tackle the menace.