CABEI benefits more than 200,000 Hondurans with equipment for critical areas at Gabriela Alvarado Hospital in Danlí

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In order to ensure quality care for the people of eastern Honduras, the multilateral delivered medical equipment to cover surgical needs and reduce the neonatal and maternal mortality rate.

Tegucigalpa, September 19th, 20223 - The official delivery of a batch of 34 pieces of medical equipment to the Gabriela Alvarado Hospital in the city of Danlí was completed. This will strengthen the neonatal intensive care and labor and delivery areas, benefiting more than 200,000 people in the department of El Paraíso and some municipalities of Olancho.

This hospital center, which provides 24-hour care with permanent surgical service, will have modern biomedical equipment for operating rooms and neonatal rooms, such as anesthesia machines, surgical beds, lamps, maternal monitors, electrocauteries, incubators/open-heat incubators, which are the first in the country, among others. All this will reduce surgical delays, neonatal and maternal mortality rates, and referrals to other hospitals.

CABEI granted the Government of the Republic of Honduras this Non-Reimbursable Financial Cooperation for US$1.0 million for the "Equipment of Critical Areas of the Gabriela Alvarado Basic Hospital in the city of Danlí and for the Santa Teresa General Hospital in the city of Comayagua," which was executed by the Secretariat of the Presidency (SEP) in coordination with the Secretariat of Health (SESAL) and with the support of the United Nations Program (UNDP) in the equipment acquisition process.

The delivery of this equipment took place at an event attended by representatives of SEP, SESAL, the Hospital, UNDP and CABEI.

The cooperation is in addition to the joint efforts made by CABEI and the Republic of Honduras to strengthen the health system, aligned with the CABEI 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy in the Human Development Strategic Axis and, with the Honduras 2022-2026 Country Strategy in its Strategic Objective of Improving Coverage, Quality and Access to Public Health Services. It also allows the country to advance in the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health and wellbeing, as it reinforces the mechanisms to prevent infant mortality and protects women of childbearing age, as well as the rest of the population.