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Good health boosts learning, worker productivity, and income. ADB is committed to improving health in Asia and the Pacific by supporting better governance, more water and sanitation infrastructure, and regional collaboration.

ADB COVID-19 Response: Health

ADB's COVID-19 Response is a $20 billion package to support its developing member countries in countering the severe macroeconomic and health impacts caused by COVID-19, including $2.5 billion in concessional and grant resources, as well as $2 billion earmarked for the private sector (nonsovereign).

The Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX) is ADB's $9 billion vaccine initiative offering rapid and equitable support to its developing member countries as they procure and deliver effective and safe COVID-19 vaccines.

Committed Amount is the financing approved by ADB's Board of Directors or Management for which the legal agreement has been signed by the borrower, recipient, or the investee company and ADB.
*Projects may be listed in more than one country or subregion. The number of projects excludes short-term finance transactions under the Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and Microfinance Programs.

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Patrick Osewe provides leadership on policy, technical, and operational matters. In close collaboration with the Sector Committee, he is leading the application of new and innovative approaches to address priority and emerging health issues in the Asia and Pacific region. He brings global and regional knowledge to the ADB and promotes best practices by elevating ADB's current activities within the global health community.

Prior to his time at ADB, Patrick worked as the World Bank’s Global Lead of Healthy Societies, providing technical and operational guidance to countries, World Bank teams and the global health community to address public health challenges. These included strategies for achieving universal health coverage (UHC), combatting the emerging threat of non-communicable diseases, addressing health security as both an economic issue and as a major challenge to achieving UHC.

He has led major regional multi-sectoral efforts to address TB in Southern Africa’s mining sector and has led efforts to build World Bank and client capacity in the use of results-based management. He has over 25 years of experience as a global health leader, including having previously worked for USAID and the CDC as well as providing support to UN agencies and countries in different parts of the world. Patrick holds an MD from the University of Nairobi and an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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