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We financed the purchase of 750,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in Jordan

Amman Today

publish date 2023-03-30 18:43:00

The World Bank said that the emergency response project to combat the spread of the Corona virus in Jordan, which was funded by the Bank, contributed to the purchase and receipt of 750,000 doses of Pfizer’s anti-virus vaccines.

According to a document published by the bank on Thursday, and viewed by the “Kingdom”, the project, whose implementation is expected to be completed on January 31, 2024, aims to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by the Corona pandemic and to strengthen local systems for public health preparedness.

The Bank approved the original project in April 2020, through a loan of $20 million, and it also approved additional financing of $63 million (a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development of $50 million, and a grant of $12.5 million from the Global Financing Facility on concessional terms and 1 $25 million from the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Trust Fund) on June 16, 2021.

Of the total amount of $83 million, the project spent 65.82%, with the original funding disbursed in full, as the document indicated that the additional financing contributes to providing basic resources to enable the expansion of a sustainable and comprehensive response to the pandemic that includes vaccination in Jordan.

She indicated that the project supported the expenses of mandatory quarantine for more than 5,300 people in late March 2020, and also supported expanded case management capabilities to accommodate sharp increases in infections / cases in hospitals through the purchase of life-saving medical equipment for intensive care units in Al-Bashir Hospital in Amman and 3 Field hospitals in Amman, Irbid, and Ma’an.

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