Joint cooperation to address COVID-19 in Honduras
CABEI provided a second donation of US$500 thousand to Honduras in response to the COVID-19 health emergency.
Tegucigalpa, April 4th, 2021.-. The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) today delivered a new donation of US$500,000 to the Republic of Honduras to be used to address the COVID-19 health emergency, as part of its support to its member countries.
CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, considers that the Bank's efforts to address the pandemic have been overwhelming, "I am proud of how the Bank has responded quickly and expeditiously to the needs and challenges that this crisis has imposed on our member countries and the support provided to the government of the Republic of Honduras, attending to the different financial resource needs derived from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
CABEI is committed to working with all the parties involved in the pandemic´s containment; in this way, by working together and collectively, we will face the challenges to guarantee the acquisition of medical supplies.
In this sense, the CABEI head indicated "It is essential to continue adding support to face the pandemic, to ensure resource availability for the optimal care of affected people, to protect the economy and jobs".
With this contribution, CABEI's cooperation to Honduras in support of COVID-19 mitigation measures amounts to US$2.4 million.
These resources were delivered in a single disbursement to the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP) in accordance with the agreement recently signed between CABEI and COHEP, to provide attention to the population that attends the Juan Pablo II COVID-19 Stabilization Center.
The donation will be used to purchase COVID-19 rapid diagnostic tests, oxygen service, clinical exams and microbiology services; purchase of biosafety equipment for the Center's health personnel (gowns, disposable caps and shoe covers, surgical gloves), among others.
The CABEI Representative Office in Honduras will be in charge of supervising this second cooperation, as was the case with the first one, and it will be carried out in accordance with CABEI's rules and procedures established for this purpose.
For his part, the president of COHEP, Engineer Juan Carlos Sikaffy, expressed his gratitude for the confidence shown in the Private Sector to support the Central District population in facing the Pandemic.