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India asks for $55-million funding in first call with Pandemic Fund

The fund was created in the aftermath of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Sources said the funding request from India is for fighting both human pandemics as well as animal induced pandemics

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi

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In a significant development, India is believed to have placed a funding request of around $55 million in its first call with the Pandemic Fund of the World Bank, sources said.

The fund has been set up to finance critical investments in a bid to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response capacities at national, regional, and global levels, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. It was created in the aftermath of the Covid-19 global pandemic.
 
The sources said the funding request from India is for fighting pandemics among both humans and animals. Surveillance and prevention of diseases in

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First Published: May 21 2023 | 11:22 PM IST

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