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Gov't gets billions in EU support

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2013 | 9:16 AM

The European Union has provided 951 million dollars in budgetary support to help the Jamaican government deal with the effects of natural disasters.

Jolita Butkeviciene the EU's Director for Latin America and Caribbean for Development and Cooperation, who is now in the island, is also scheduled to sign an agreement today for 2.6 billion dollars in grant funding.

That money is aimed at providing improved maternal and paediatric health care in public health institutions across the island.

The EU says it will go towards the training of doctor and nurses, the creation of 6 units for critically ill new-borns as well as 5 units for critically ill mothers among other things.

The EU says the move forms part of efforts to help developing countries meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.


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