On top of the £43 million invested through UK Aid, FCDO takes collaboration to the next level by helping mobilize additional donors, visiting countries regularly and taking part in relevant decisions and discussions.
PAHO and FCDO joint work, in coordination with the Ministries of Health in the selected countries, resulted in a thriving partnership that has echoed around the globe. The concept developed into a general gold standard, recognized by external auditors and key global institutions.
The Smart Hospitals model is also being replicated to different types of facilities, such as emergency shelters, to different sectors, such as education, and to other regions, such as the Fiji Islands and other Small Island States.
With this project, the FCDO contributes to substantial inputs to the region, being acknowledged for holding hands with PAHO in the direction of a high-impact initiative that is already improving the lives of many in the Caribbean.