World Bank boosts African Agriculture with $1.3 billion
Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
The report further disclosed that the World Bank stepped up its efforts at combating HIV/AIDS and malaria in Africa in 2011. According to the statement, the Bank committed about $2 billion to the fight against HIV/AIDS while it also financed had financed the provision of 73.8 million mosquito nets through the Malaria Booster Programme.
"To date, the bank has committed 772.8 million dollars to 22 projects across 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa," the statement reads. "The booster programme has contributed to significant progress in Benin, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zambia."