More than 150,000 Hondurans benefit from the equipping of critical areas at the Santa Teresa General Hospital in Comayagua with CABEI funding


Through the Non-Reimbursable Financial Cooperation to the Government of the Republic of Honduras, the neonatal intensive care and labor and delivery areas of the Santa Teresa and Gabriela Alvarado Hospitals in Comayagua and Danlí have been strengthened.

Tegucigalpa, September 8th, 2023 - The official delivery of a batch of 27 pieces of medical equipment to the Santa Teresa General Hospital in Comayagua was completed, with the aim of ensuring quality care for thousands of Hondurans, especially to reduce surgical delays and the neonatal and maternal mortality rate.

Santa Teresa General Hospital now has new medical and non-medical equipment to provide services to the population of the area, especially in the neonatal intensive care and labor and delivery areas, with modern equipment including maternal monitors, incubators, surgical tables, electrocauteries, as well as an ambulance, an electric generator and an autoclave that will allow them to sterilize medical and laboratory material internally, and to support other neighboring health centers.

This US$1.0 million Non-Reimbursable Financial Cooperation granted by CABEI to the Government of the Republic of Honduras for the "Equipping of Critical Areas of the Gabriela Alvarado Basic Hospital in the city of Danlí and the Santa Teresa General Hospital in the city of Comayagua" was executed by the Secretariat of the Presidency in coordination with the Secretariat of Health and with the support of the United Nations Program in the process of acquiring the equipment.

Representatives of the Secretariat of the Presidency, the Secretariat of Health, the United Nations Development Program and CABEI participated in the equipment delivery event.

This cooperation is in addition to the joint efforts made by CABEI and the Government of Honduras to strengthen the health system, aligned with the CABEI 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy in the Human Development Strategic Axis, with the Honduras 2022-2026 Country Strategy in its Strategic Objective of Improving Coverage, Quality and Access to Public Health Services and also allows Honduras to advance in the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health and well-being, as it reinforces the mechanisms to prevent infant mortality and protects women of childbearing age, as well as the rest of the population.

CABEI, reaffirming its role as the region's development bank, is promoting a hospital infrastructure agenda in the region with the design, construction and equipping of two hospitals in Honduras.