Honduras receives US$500 thousand grant from CABEI to combat COVID-19
The funds are earmarked for the COVID-19 Stabilization Center located at Juan Pablo II. These resources will be used to purchase materials and medical supplies for the personnel and population that attends this Center.
Tegucigalpa, March 26th, 2021.- Reaffirming its financial support to its partner countries to address the COVID-19 health crisis, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) approved a new non-reimbursable financial cooperation grant of US$500,000 for the Republic of Honduras.
The donation, which was formalized through the signing of an agreement between CABEI and the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP), will be used to provide care to the population attending the Juan Pablo II COVID-19 Stabilization Center.
According to CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, the situation resulting from COVID-19 has been very difficult, with human losses, therefore, "CABEI is here for its founding countries and the other members; we are going to do everything possible to attend to the health situation and also reactivate our economies," he said.
With this contribution, CABEI's cooperation to Honduras in support of COVID-19 mitigation measures amounts to US$2.4 million, said Mossi.
The cooperation funds will be used for COVID-19 rapid diagnostic tests, oxygen service, clinical examinations, and microbiology services; the purchase of biosafety equipment for the Center's health personnel (gowns, disposable caps and shoe covers, surgical gloves), among others.
Supervision of this cooperation will be the responsibility of the CABEI Representative Office in Honduras and will be carried out in accordance with the norms and procedures established by the Bank for this purpose.