This EU-PAHO/WHO-MOH partnership will run for four years and will carry out joint actions that will address two specific objectives:
1. Develop efficient, effective, disaster-resilient and environmentally friendly health facilities
Belize is vulnerable to the natural disasters and effects of climate change and other weather-related disasters which may impact the capacity of the health facilities to withstand threats – this may lead to disruption of health services and ongoing health care for communities and health care facilities. The facilities are also intensive energy users and utilize more water, products, and chemicals than the average similarly sized office building. This grant will support the development of efficient, effective disaster resilient and environmental health facilities benefitting from the more than four years’ experience of PAHO’s and WHO’s implementation of the different funded smart health facilities in the countries of the Caribbean.
2. Improve the structure, organization, and management of health services
This component is focused on health system strengthening towards the achievement of universal health. The model of care and the organizational structure of the health system must adapt to the renewed focus on health promotion and prevention in the context of primary health care. This objective includes actions for strong resilient integrated and people-centered health systems.