Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with World Bank Group President David Malpass

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Office of Press Relations

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met virtually with World Bank Group (WBG) President David Malpass. They discussed their respective COVID-19 response and recovery priorities, and the need to mobilize global partners to scale up vaccine financing, manufacturing, and readiness in partner countries.

They also discussed ways to strengthen country-level coordination with the Global Financing Facility to support maternal and child health, as well as the WBG’s growing role in famine prevention, crisis preparedness and response. They agreed to coordinate action to alleviate suffering in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, support the transitional civilian government in Sudan, and sustain support for the Afghan people.

Last updated: July 22, 2021

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