$20 mil contract signed between IDB and government to aid in covid-19 resonse & management


A $20 million loan contract between the Inter-American development bank and the government aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality brought on by covid-19, thereby lessening the impact on public health.

A release from the IDB discloses that Prime Minister the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis signed the loan programme as a means to strengthen the Ministry of Health’s response management, improve case detection and monitoring, support the purchase of covid-19 vaccines and the vaccination plan, assist the actions to break the illness’s transmission chain and improve service delivery capacity.

Congratulating the government for efforts to protect the population, IDB country representative Daniela Carrera-Marquis said this vaccination facility is an opportunity to better position the local health sector to more rapidly and resiliently respond to the covid-19’s challenges.