The World Bank Lifted Suspension on the US$ 60 Million TB and HIV/AIDS Control Project b_62_76_16777215_00_images_content_news_816.jpg The World Bank Lifted Suspension on the US$ 60 Million TB and HIV/AIDS Control Project
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Kyiv, November 23, 2006. – The World Bank today informed the Government of Ukraine that it has decided to lift the suspension on the US$ 60 million TB and HIV/AIDS Control Project, and to resume project implementation.

The project was suspended on April 12, 2006 due to the slow and ineffective implementation. The World Bank recommended that the Government take action in three areas: adoption of the new national TB control strategy; acceptance of alternative procurement procedures in association with UN agencies to accelerate project implementation; and arrangements to improve project management by integrating the functions of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) into the Ministry of Health’s structure. These have now been done.

“We welcome the actions taken by the government of Ukraine in these areas. We hope that the project can now be successfully implemented” – said Paul Bermingham, World Bank Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. – “We intend to work intensively with the government as well as other international donors and organizations to ensure successful implementation of Ukraine’s national tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS programs.”

For more information on the World Bank’s work in Ukraine, please visit http://www.worldbank.org.ua