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Government of Japan and UNOPS join efforts to strengthen public health systems and provide life-saving treatment to COVID-19 infected patients in Belize, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago

San Jose, Costa Rica, 8 March 2021.- The COVID-19 pandemic has hit every country differently, but it has equally showcased the importance of strengthening public health systems. In order to provide an efficient and effective COVID-19 response, governments focus a great part of their efforts towards ensuring solid healthcare systems to safeguard the population.

Through a grant from the Government of Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), UNOPS will support the procurement of 4.8 million US dollars of essential medical equipment, medical supplies and personal protective equipment to aid in the public health response to the current crisis. By providing support to the governments, the project will contribute to enhance the healthcare systems of Belize, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago; benefitting around 57,420 people. 

The Government of Japan will contribute USD 4.8 million towards a Project managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for Enhancing the Healthcare System through the Provision of Medical Equipment in Belize, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. The agreement for this collaboration was signed today in a ceremony held at the UNOPS office in San José with the participation of Hon. KOMATSU Shinjiro, Ambassador of Japan in Costa Rica; Mr. Alejandro Rossi, Director of the UNOPS Multi-Country Office for Costa Rica, Panama and the English & Dutch Speaking Caribbean;  and Ms. Anesa Ali-Rodríguez, in representation of the Embassy of Trinidad & Tobago in San Jose.

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For more information, please contact:

- Economic Cooperation section, Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Isabela Fraiz, Partnerships Assistant, Regional Office for Latin America & the Caribbean, UNOPS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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