$ 21 Million for Nicaraguan Health Services

The World Bank approved an $ 11 Million donation and a $ 10 million loan in order to improve health services.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

These funds will strengthen the operational capacity to extend health coverage services offered by the Ministry of Health, the rehabilitation of health units and create a fund for financial support in case of a public health emergency.

The health services program for the care of the family and community, focuses on 32 municipalities in the Local System of Integral Health Attention (SILAIS) in Chinandega, León, Managua, Boaco, Chontales, RAAS, Rio San Juan and the Indian Territories of Wangki and Bocay.

"This project will benefit approximately 625 thousand people in these municipalities, whose population has been identified as the most vulnerable and where they must continue to strengthen capacity of health services to develop a preventive health promotion" said Camille Nuamah, World Bank Resident Representative for Nicaragua.

The main objectives of this project are:

Provide prevention and health promotion through a network of municipal health services.

Improving the institutional capacity of MOH to manage, monitor and evaluate the essential functions of health services and their responsiveness in the case of a public health emergency.

Strengthen supervision and monitoring mechanisms through a technical audit.

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