Bangladesh to receive $2 million grant for bird flu
Bangladesh will receive US$2 million from the World
Bank to support the country's efforts to minimise the risk of highly pathogenic
An agreement was signed in Dhaka between the Bangladesh government and the
International Development Association (IDA). Economic Relations Division
secretary M. Aminul Islam Bhuiyan and World Bank Country Director Xian Zhu
signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.
The grant was made under the Avian and Human Influenza Facility
programme, which is a multi-donor grant-making mechanism, administered by the
World Bank. The purpose of the Facility is to minimise the risk and socio-
economic impact of avian influenza and of possible human pandemic influenza in
developing countries lacking adequate domestic resources and capacity to prepare
for and combat any onset of the disease.
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