Modernization of Hospitals and National Healthcare Services in Belize
- Beneficiary country(s): Belize
- Sector: Health
- Year: 2022
- Beneficiary Executing Agency:
Ministry of Health & Wellness (MHW)
Belize, well-known among tourists for its beautiful beaches and tropical climate, has set out plans to establish medical tourism as a cornerstone to develop a blueprint for economic prosperity. Having successfully expanded and developed the tourism industry fourfold in only a decade, tourism is the single largest service sector of the country, accounting for 41.3% of the GDP and 37.3% of total employment
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Support the improvement of the quality of national healthcare services for the Government of Belize (GOB). This will involve modernizing healthcare infrastructure and reinforce institutional, technical, and operational capacities of hospital administrators and physicians, as well as creating the necessary conditions to become a leading medical tourism destination in Latin America.
The provision of guidance, recommendations and design specifications that can modernize hospital facilities and strengthen healthcare facility administration, information systems and services. A second outcome is institutional capacity building, specifically in the areas of healthcare facility administration and health information systems, as well as the development of an immersive surgical training program leveraging advanced XR and VR technologies.