ADB to boost health spending by 35% in 2019

ADB president Takehiko Nakao (right) with regional director of WHO Western Pacific regional office Takeshi Kasai (left) and regional director of WHO South East Asia regional office Poonam Khetrapal Singh (middle) at ADB headquarters in Manila.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said that it intends to increase spending on health projects this year by 36% to more than US$700 million. In 2018, ADB loan and grant commitments in the health sector totalled US$516 million for 13 projects, the highest numbers for health since 2010. The projects included support for enhancing…

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