EU and WHO to strengthen health systems in developing countries

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EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica speaks during a press conference after his meeting with Kenya?s president Uhuru Kenyatta (not pictured) where they had bilateral talks upon his visit to the country in Nairobi, Kenya, 17 September 2015. The Commissioner is scheduled to visit Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda making it his first visit to these African countries. During the visit, the commissioner is expected to outline the EU?S new 1.8 billion euro?s Emergency Trust Fund set up to address the root causes of migration, promote work opportunities in Africa and counter radicalization and extremism.

EU and WHO to strengthen health systems in developing countries


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The European Union signed a €102 million contribution agreement with the World Health Organisation at the European Development Days in Brussels. Under the new programme, the EU will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African, Caribbean, Pacific, and Asian countries.
The programme launched on 18 June updates the existing EU flagship programme with the WHO, the “UHC Partnership”, which had started in 2011 and has been joined and co-financed by Luxemburg, Ireland, France, Japan, the UK and South Korea.

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