With CABEI's support, more than 40 million Argentines benefit from improved health services
Buenos Aires, April 28, 2023.- In order to strengthen the health sector of the Republic of Argentina and benefit more than 40 million people with better health services, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, through financing of more than US$110.0 million, has been executing various projects aimed at improving the quality of medical care and services in the country in recent years.
The Health Management by Results Project for the Care of the Elderly Population in Argentina, is one of the initiatives being executed that seeks to contribute to improved infrastructure, equipment and medicines. It also includes the modernization of health information systems and the implementation of electronic clinical records to monitor the performance of healthcare service providers and the health status of the patients they serve.
"Argentina, as a CABEI non-regional member, counts on our support for the identification and materialization of strategic investments to ensure people's fundamental rights, such as health, whose needs were highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We firmly believe that with the implementation of these initiatives, we will be able to improve the attention capacity for those who need it most," stated CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.
For its part, the Program to Support the Strategy to Expand Coverage and Access to Health, seeks to contribute to the strengthening of the National Nominal Vaccination Registry (NOMIVAC), as well as to the construction and equipping of 6 provincial vaccine storage facilities, the improvement, expansion, and equipping of 1 central storage facility and 9 regional facilities in the province of Buenos Aires, and the setting up of 12 sustainable vaccination centers in rural areas.
Through the Program for Strengthening Health Infrastructure for Penitentiary Units and Border Health Units, the purchase and installation of sanitary modules and their equipment for more than 30 Health Isolation Centers (CAS) for provincial and federal penitentiary services, and 15 Border Health Units (USF) was financed. This program is 97% complete.
Argentina has been a CABEI non-regional member since 1995 and currently has thirteen (13) operations approved to support sectors such as social development, health, education, science and technology, agriculture, gender equity, digital transformation of SMEs, among others, totaling US$894.0 million with expected impacts throughout the country.