ADB approves loan to improve primary care in Indonesia


Manila, Nov 20 (UNI) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday said it has approved a loan of 350 million U.S. dollars to support a nationwide primary care transformation in Indonesia. (Asian Development Bank )

The Manila-based bank said the results-based loan aims to help equip primary care providers with ultrasound machines and instruments to monitor the presence of stunting and malnutrition.

The program will strengthen and standardize public health laboratories in community health centers, and improve the capacity of primary care and public health laboratory staff, the multilateral lender added.

The program also includes training of primary health facility and community health workers to provide reproductive health services and early detection and treatment of gender-based violence.

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