For the benefit of nearly half a million people, CABEI and the Republic of Korea will help modernize Belize's hospital system and health services
Through a US$950,000 non-reimbursable technical cooperation grant from the Korea-BCIE (KTF), the infrastructure designs for the health care facilities will be provided and health care personnel will be trained, among other things.
Belmopan, Belize, March 17th, 2021- In order to improve the quality of health care services in Belize and in support of the efforts of the Health and Welfare Ministry (MHW), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the Republic of Korea, within the framework of the Korea-CABEI Single Donor Trust Fund (KTF), approved a non-reimbursable technical cooperation grant of $950,000 for the benefit of almost half a million inhabitants.
The implementation of this cooperation is expected to provide preliminary designs for four healthcare facilities that have unique attributes and offer different levels of service, as well as recommend Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems and solutions that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of hospital management and administration.
CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi emphasized: "For CABEI, guaranteeing access to basic services for the inhabitants of our countries is a priority, which is why we are very pleased to announce the approval of this important support for Belize, which will benefit the population in general by providing quality and specialized health services."
In addition, guidelines and recommendations will be proposed on optimal medical care equipment and the combination of services and staffing to strengthen the health system. In addition, a pilot project for a virtual surgical training program will be designed and implemented with a hospital in the Republic of Korea to take advantage of its experience, and training workshops will be designed and delivered to strengthen hospital management, among other things.
The implementation of the Technical Cooperation is scheduled to start during the second quarter of 2022 and is expected to be completed by November 2023.