27 Apr 2020

World Bank approves further funding to Samoa

1:11 pm on 27 April 2020

The World Bank has approved funding of $US3.4 million to further support Samoa's efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 into the country.

The funds are in addition to the $5.1 million already delivered to Samoa for its coronavirus response last month.

The additional $3.4m is being delivered through a dedicated emergency health project, and from the Contingency Emergency Response Component of the Samoa - Pacific Resilience Project.

The additional funding will be used to support critical laboratory equipment, testing kits, cartridges, x-ray machines for early detection and essential protective equipment and supplies for health workers.

The respective grants will also support community engagement and outreach efforts, and provide training for health workers.