World Bank provides US$40 million for health system-strengthening projects in Caribbean

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Regional Health Project has received more than US$40 million from the World Bank in order to upgrade medical facilities and laboratory capabilities, strengthen public health systems and emergency response, build institutional capacity, manage projects, and coordinate contingency emergency responses.

Small Island Caribbean developing states are especially susceptible to the dangers posed by climate change, including rising sea levels, hurricanes, and floods, as well as higher temperatures and intensified weather patterns. The project helps these OECS states defend themselves against the terrible effects of emergencies, pandemics, and disasters.

Beneficiaries of the project include the OECS Commission, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines.

The 7th Regional Project Advisory and Mid-term Review meeting, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad from December 12–14, 2022, brought together project beneficiaries.

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