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COVID-19: African Development Bank mobilizes $22 million for low-income ECOWAS countries

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved an emergency project in support of three, low-income ECOWAS nations –  Gambia, Mali and Niger – to bolster their health systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bank is making $22.4 million available for the project, approved by the Board on May 22. Part of the funding, $9.55 million, will provide screening tests, laboratory equipment, ventilators and personal protective equipment for medical personnel in the three countries.