BCIE - Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica

01/16/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/16/2023 08:51

Studies will begin for the development of the UNAH University Medical Complex in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula with the support of CABEI and the Republic of Korea

Tegucigalpa, January 16, 2023- Contributing to the strengthening of the health sector in Honduras, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) will be executing a non-reimbursable Technical Cooperation for US$850,000, recently approved by the Republic of Korea within the framework of the Korea-CABEI Partnership Single Donor Trust Fund (KTF), which will be used to carry out a pre-feasibility study for the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) to develop a modern university medical campus in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.

Through this study, the design of modern, sustainable hospital facilities adapted to the needs of the population will be carried out, including the evaluation of the locations currently proposed and the recommendations of the respective information systems that can provide efficient and effective care. It will also recommend state-of-the-art technologies and systems that should be used to enable UNAH to provide high quality medical education, training and research.

CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, stated: "We are very pleased to support the strengthening of the Honduran health sector. With the implementation of this important technical cooperation, we hope not only to contribute to expanding medical care for the population and improving their quality of life, but also to train future professionals in this field at the highest level, hand in hand with the Republic of Korea."

Also, as part of the cooperation, the Republic of Korea's hospital management experience will be shared, as well as its knowledge and experience in health care information systems, which will serve to strengthen the institutional, technical and operational capabilities of the personnel and health care systems of the two university hospitals. Implementation is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2023.