Sweden ends aid freeze for Zambia

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Sweden has revived its funding to Zambia’s health sector by pumping in 47-point 3 million U.S dollars meant to improve the health sector.

The release of money ends a six -year-old Ban on health aid to Zambia after the Nordic country raised concerns regarding financial misapplication.

Under the funding, the money will be directed towards tackling reproductive health challenges under a program to run from 2015 to 2019.

Zambia’s Deputy Ambassador to Sweden, Anthony Mukwita announced the development in a statement sent to ZNBC News in Lusaka.

 

Mr. Mukwita says the assistance from the Swedish government is being extended to Zambia jointly with the Department for International Development -DFID)-among other partners.

 

He said the corporating partners hope that, under President Edgar Lungu , the aid will go towards saving babies and mothers, as intended by the donor country.

The Swedish pack will complement existing Zambian health funded projects and reduce deaths among mothers and babies in line with President Lungu’s campaign promises.

ZNBC

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