Belize: Country Cooperation Strategy 2023-2027
The CCS outlines the medium-term vision that guides the technical cooperation between PAHO/WHO and the Government of Belize in support of the country’s national health priorities as laid out in the Belize Health Sector Strategic Plan 2014-2024, and the National Medium Term Development Strategy (#Plan Belize) 2022-2026 of the Government. The Strategic Priorities of the CCS are also aligned with the PAHO Strategic Plan 2020-2025, “Equity at the Heart of Health”, and the health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
PAHO/WHO is committed to ensuring that all people have access to the health care they need, when they need it, with quality and without fear of falling into poverty. Through its work, PAHO/WHO will continue to support national health policies, strategies, and plans while working and collaborating with United Nations (UN) and development partners to advance universal health and sustainable development in the health sector. PAHO/WHO works with the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Belize (as its main counterpart) and other partners to strengthen health sector capacity and advance priority programs.
This five-year CCS builds on the achievements of the past 2017-2021 CCS and the technical cooperation provided by the PAHO Headquarters and the Country Office over the years. This Strategy will allow PAHO to use its technical comparative advantage, to support the Government’s goal of improving the country’s health system and providing health services in line with international and regional standards to improve the health and well-being of citizens and residents of Belize. The development process for this CCS was participatory, involving a wide range of stakeholders, and was supported by all levels of PAHO. Country ownership has been integral to the development of the strategies which were defined through a multisectoral national consultation. The Ministry of Health is committed to the joint responsibility of implementing the 2023-2027 CCS.