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Gabon - Health Services Development - Project Completion Report


Following a request by the Government, the Bank financed from the Austrian Assistance Fund a preliminary review of the Gabonese health sector in January 1993. The study, approved by the Government and the Bank, helped identify several projects. The Government submitted a proposal to the Bank for a health infrastructure rehabilitation and construction programme for five provinces – Ogooué-Ivindo, Ogooué-Lolo, Moyen-Ogooué, Ogooué-Maritime and Nyanga – comprising five provincial hospitals, 50 MCH/FP (Maternal and Child Health/Family Planning) centres and 300 community clinics. The Government’s proposal also included the strengthening of the Sanitary Engineering and Public Sanitation Services. In July 1993, a Bank appraisal mission participated in the meeting for the presentation of the health system rehabilitation programme to donors organized on 9 July 1993. It was agreed that the Bank Group should concentrate its efforts on the most deprived provinces where there was no major operation by other donors and implement the said programme in two phases. The first phase, which constitutes this Project, comprises: the construction of 2 MCH/FP centres and 5 community clinics in three provinces, the strengthening of the Sanitary Engineering and Public Sanitation Services, as well as the preliminary designs for Phase II.

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