The Health Sector Support Programme Belize builds upon a previous successful smart hospital project and its partners’ commitment to universal health. The Smart Hospitals Project funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) set the ground for the EU to engage with PAHO and the Ministry of Health as reliable partners.
In addition to the significant funds provided, the EU is deeply involved in the implementation and oversight of this initiative, one of the largest health projects currently in implementation in Belize. The EU is relying and trusting PAHO’s technical expertise, shared principles and transparency, combined with the country’s demonstrated ability to execute important partnership projects and implement quality standards.
This association is a remarkable illustration of the importance of project implementation and shared values among partners, as it can create new opportunities to work with current or new partners in the public health arena.
EU Ambassador to Belize, Malgorzata Wasilewska (left), and PAHO Representative, Dr. Noreen Jack (right), sign the Health Sector Support Programme Belize Agreeement