Ivory Coast to become regional medicine hub with $300 million IFC loan, PM says
By Ange Aboa
ABIDJAN – A World Bank programme to help medical clinics in Ivory Coast procure equipment from General Electric and Philips could spur the cocoa-producing country’s development into a regional medical hub, Prime Minister Patrick Achi said on Sunday.
As in other African countries, many smaller clinics in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producer, struggle to obtain the bank loans necessary to buy or rent essential medical equipment.
A $300 million financing…