(Ecofin Agency) - The French Development Agency (AFD) is giving Tunisia €27.3 million (TND85.04 million) to reshape its health sector with digital tools. The loan deal was approved on 15 January 2020 by the House of People's Representatives.
According to Tunisia’s Minister of Health, Sonia Besheikh (pictured), the project targets 15 hospitals and activities include the update of ICT systems in the centers, the adoption of digital medical records and digital archives as well as the development of picture archiving and communication systems. The project also aims to organize conferences to improve Tunisian’s skills in the field of telemedicine.
The health sector digitization program needs a total amount of €32.4 million (TND100.92 million), €27.3 million of which comes from the French Development Agency and the remaining € 5.1 million (TND15.89 million dinars) from the State budget.