Mauritania COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Project (SPRP) (WB-P173837)

  • Mauritania
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 30, 2020
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Government of Mauritania
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 6.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Apr 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 25, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank documents, this World Bank project would "strengthen the national public health preparedness capacity to prevent, detect and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic in Mauritania."

The proposed activities are based on Mauritania's Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, prepared in collaboration with the World Health Organization.  

Project components are:

1) Emergency Covid-19 Response

Case detection, confirmation, contact tracing, recording, and reporting

Health system strengthening

Communications preparedness

2) Implementation Management and Monitoring and Evaluation

Project management

Project monitoring and evaluation


The World Bank has classified this project as having a Substantial environmental and social risk category.


Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank

Moussa Dieng / Economist (Health) and Task Team Leader / 5352+4165 /

Djibrilla Karamoko / Senior Health Specialist and Task Team Leader / 5352+4208 /


Borrower / Client / Recipient 

Ministry of Economy and Industry

Abdel Aziz Ould Dahi / Minister of Economy and Industry /


Implementing Agencies

Ministry of Health

Dr. Mohamed Nedhirou Hamed / Minister of Health /



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