SRESTHA- Gujarat Project

USD 350 million in aid has been approved by the World Bank for the “Systems Reform Endeavors for Transformed Health Achievement” in Gujarat or the SRESTHA-G project.

What is the total cost of this project?

This project will be costing USD 500 million and the World Bank is providing USD 350 million to support this project and the rest will be borne by the state government. The funding be provided by International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), with a maturity of 18 years, including a grace period of 5.5 years.

What is the key focus area of this project?

This project aims on transforming key health delivery systems in Gujarat. This programme will also be focusing on the key areas of improving equity, quality, and inclusiveness of primary healthcare services for all adolescent girls in the state. It will also focus on the disease surveillance systems’ capacity. The project will also be aiming to increase the state’s quality of psychiatric and non-communicable disease services, and the quality of nutrition services for children and mothers. Special focus will also be given towards boosting health and nutritional status of adolescent girls and boys, especially in 14 districts where more than 70 per cent of adolescent girls suffer from anemia.

Which organization will be implementing this project?

This project will be implemented by the state government of Gujarat through the Health and Family Welfare Department of the state.

What initiatives will be undertaken by the state government under the SRESTHA-Gujarat project?

Under this project, the state government will be undertaking several initiatives to improve the state’s health system quality by expanding the health services to the urban as well as the rural population of the state. The government is also looking to strengthen the state’s epidemic prevention system.



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