More than 937,000 Hondurans will benefit from CABEI donation to Danlí and Comayagua hospitals
The cooperation includes two ambulances, as well as the strengthening of the labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care areas of both hospitals.
Tegucigalpa, August 10, 2021. – As part of the Non-Reimbursable Financial Cooperation "Equipment of Critical Areas of the Gabriela Alvarado Basic Hospital, located in the city of Danlí and for the Santa Teresa General Hospital, located in the city of Comayagua" for US$1 million, this Tuesday the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) delivered an ambulance to each of these medical centers.
The donation, which will benefit more than 937,000 Hondurans, will also provide medical equipment to the labor and delivery areas of both hospitals, positively impacting women of childbearing age (19 to 54 years old), as well as the neonatal intensive care area, for the care of newborns up to 40 days old.
"I am pleased to announce to the people of Danlí and Comayagua the formalization of this donation, which will strengthen their health system and expand access to services, ensuring a better quality of services, with the objective of reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rates and surgical delays, among others," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.
CABEI Executive Vice President, Mr. Jaime Roberto Díaz and CABEI Country Chief Officer in Honduras, Andrea Kafati; the Secretary of State in the Office of Health of the Republic of Honduras, Alba Consuelo Flores Ferrufino; and the Secretary of the Presidency, Mr. Abraham Alvarenga, participated in the delivery ceremony. As special guest, Mrs. Ana García de Hernández, First Lady of the Republic of Honduras.
This initiative is in line with CABEI's 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy, specifically the Human Development and Social Inclusion Axis, which generates social capacities that lead to improved well-being and quality of life in the Central American region.
This donation is in addition to the joint efforts made by CABEI and the Government of Honduras to strengthen the health system. On July 14, 22 new fully-equipped ambulances were delivered for the benefit of more than three million citizens in 12 of the country's departments, which were financed by CABEI to the Government of Honduras through the redirection of a COVID-19 emergency assistance loan.