St. Vincent and the Grenadines is among four member states of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to benefit from an approved US$ 30.6 million regional Health project from the World Bank.

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved the US$30.6 million regional health project to improve regional coordination and resilience for public health emergencies and extreme weather event.

World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean, Tahseen Sayed, stated that “Countries in the Eastern Caribbean are taking concrete steps to build resilience in the health sector, adding that this regional project provides a unique opportunity for member countries of the OECS to work together to strengthen national and regional health systems.

The director further stated that “As a long-term partner of the OECS, the World Bank is committed to help lessen the overwhelming economic burden that extreme weather events and infectious diseases can place on the people and the region.”

The OECS Regional Health Project will help improve climate resilience of select health facilities in Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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