WASHINGTON D.C., May 9, 2022 — Japan has announced an additional contribution of US$30 million to the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Trust Fund Program (HEPR Program). “Our additional contribution to the HEPR Program will help vulnerable countries, including in Africa, FCV and Small Island States, to build resilient societies for addressing health emergencies from multiple origins,” said Mr Kentaro Ogata, Deputy Vice Minister for Inter
Wednesday 27 April 2022 | HEPRプログラム年次報告書 | The World Bank convened a high-level online event to launch its first-ever annual report by convening a distinguished panel of speakers to learn about their perspectives on the future of health emergency preparedness, and to recognize the efforts o
The World Bank approved a grant of $21.99 million to help Sudan mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the total amount provided, $6.5 million is provided by the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Trust Fund (HEPRTF), and $15.49 million is provided by the Sudan Transition and Recovery Support Trust Fund (STARS), out of which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed US$10M.
Given the urgency for stronger global health security and the need to help developing countries get better prepared for disease outbreaks, the World Bank Group established the new Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (HEPR) Umbrella Program to support eligible countries and territories to improve their capacities to prepare for, prevent, respond and mitigate the impact of epidemics on people.
March 1, 2022 -- As COVID-19 has made clear, national boundaries are meaningless to viruses – a statement of the obvious that is evermore true in our increasingly crowded and interconnected world. To catch outbreaks before they spread unchecked, countries need systems that make it as easy for surveillance data and preparedness plans to move across borders as it is for viral pathogens.
March 15, 2022 — With a population of over 270 million spread across a vast archipelago, Indonesia has faced unique challenges during the ongoing pandemic. The US$ 9.9 million results-based grant from the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program (HEPR Program) leverages financing from the World Bank and other partners in a strong multi-partner work that has led to a total US$ 1.75 billion in support of Indonesia’s COVID response, including vaccination.