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  • The Ministry of Health is to spend $1.71 billion under the Health Services Improvement Project, so as to facilitate improved service delivery in the public health system.
  • This is contained in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives on February 19 by Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips.
  • The targets for the fiscal year include: upgrading and expanding health facilities; procuring medical equipment; disease prevention and control; and the repair and upgrading of medical equipment.

The Ministry of Health is to spend $1.71 billion under the Health Services Improvement Project, so as to facilitate improved service delivery in the public health system.

This is contained in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives on February 19 by Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips.

The targets for the fiscal year include: upgrading and expanding health facilities; procuring medical equipment; disease prevention and control; and the repair and upgrading of medical equipment. This project is being funded by the National Health Fund (NHF).

Also, some $10 million is to be spent on a public education and prevention programme called ‘Project Inner-City’.

The objective of this project is to establish the necessary infrastructure within rural and urban communities, to develop self sustained, integrated, demand–reduction programmes in an effort to effectively reduce the demand for drugs.