Health Services Network Strengthening
The project seeks to alleviate the pressure on the reference hospitals in Kingston from the large, underserved populations in three parishes of the country’s interior. It will promote the construction, remodelling, and expansion and provision of medical equipment for ten health centres in the catchment areas of the hospitals. Also, the government will develop and implement policies to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as to strengthen priority health care services’ networks (three hospitals and associated health centres).
The main objective of the IDB hybrid operation is to contribute to improving the health of Jamaica’s population. The specific objectives are:
1. To reduce the burden of NCDs through the support for prevention policies;
2. To improve access to health services.
- Quantified gains in the productivity of the population derived from better health.