Sri Lanka medical facilities in $1.5bn needs report:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The reconstruction in Sri Lanka of almost 100 healthcare facilities, including local clinics and hospitals, which were either destroyed or damaged by the tsunami, is part of a $1.5bn needs assessment by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the World Bank. Some $500m of external financing are required in the short term to fund improvements in 2005, they estimate. The report recommends drawing up district-based reconstruction plans and a "vigorous process of public consultation".