CABEI approves US$500 thousand for Honduras to contain progress and secure medical supplies


The Executive President of CABEI points out that to date the total donations to partner countries is approximately US$15.0 million.

Tegucigalpa, August 21, 2020.-  As a sign of its commitment to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has granted new emergency aid to the Republic of Honduras for an amount of US$500 thousand.

CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, reported that the resources will allow the implementation of immediate actions aiming to provide a prompt response to the population, strengthening surveillance and the health system with essential prevention services to stop the spread of the virus.

The Government of Honduras has designated the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP) as the executing agency of the donation, for the Stabilization Center for COVID-19 located on Juan Pablo II boulevard in Tegucigalpa, which estimates supporting more than 240 people daily and more than 8 thousand people a month approximately. This center has an evaluation and preclinical service for all patients, 24-hour care (in the stabilization room), rapid tests, a pharmacy, a stabilization room with oxygen, medications, highly qualified personnel, among others.

Resources should be invested in the purchase of medicines, medical supplies, biosafety equipment, rapid tests, supplies and other resources that guarantee the health of all patients. In addition, communication and prevention campaigns related to emergency care and the affected population may be implemented.

CABEI has worked during these months of the international emergency, providing initiatives and financial solutions that allow countries in the region to reduce the economic impact caused by the pandemic, which, without adequate assistance, would be affecting efforts to reduce poverty and inequalities in the Bank’s member countries.