Yemen -- GPOBA Grants US$6.23 million to Make Motherhood Safer in Poor Districts of Sana’a

News Release no. 2008/5

In Washington:
Cathy Russell, tel. (+1-202) 458 8124 crussell@worldbank.org
Ludi Joseph, tel. (+1-202) 473-7700 ljoseph@ifc.org

In Sana’a:
Samra Shaibani, sshaibani@worldbank.org

Sana’a, Yemen – June 10, 2008 – The World Bank, acting as an administrator for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), today signed a grant agreement for US$6.23 million with two private healthcare providers in Yemen—the Saudi Yemeni Healthcare Company and the Al Mawarid Company for Educational and Health Services—and a Yemeni non-governmental organization (NGO), SOUL for the Development of Women and Children, to improve maternal care for women in some of the poorest districts of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a.