The Project objective is aligned to the results chain of the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Program (SPRP).
To support the country’s readiness to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Selected health facilities with essential medical and laboratory supplies and equipment procured and
delivered by the Project.
To ensure fast implementation, a simplified design includes one component, as described below.
Component 1: Provision of essential medical and laboratory supplies and equipment(US$13.1 million). This component will support the readiness of the public provision of health services to provide care to mild and severe cases of COVID-19 and the protection of HCWs. The Project will finance critical goods for the 19 hospitals selected as the main responders to the emergency. Additional hospitals, second level or primary level health facilities could be included depending on the need to add facilities for treatment and isolation wards, with special focus on the most vulnerable.
A positive list of essential, life-saving medical and laboratory supplies and equipment for COVID- 19 response will be used to select items to be procured, including: protective equipment, non-COVID-19 drugs vaccines (such as flu or pneumococcal, if necessary), vital signs monitoring equipment, oxygen cylinder pressure manometer, flow meter, pulse oximeters, video laryngoscopes, humidifiers and nebulizers, among others. Additionally, procuring medical equipment that are energy efficient and reduce energy consumption will help mitigate climate change and decrease the economic burden of health facilities providing care during COVID-19. Furthermore, in addition to strengthening surveillance to COVID-19, strengthening laboratory capacity by procuring supplies also improves adaptation to possible climate-related vector-borne diseases thereby increasing the resilience of Nicaragua’s health system and its vulnerable population to climate change.
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