The European Union Disburses EC$ 4.6 million to Grenada

Bridgetown, 11 December 2019

The Government of Grenada is the recipient of EC$4.6 million (EUR 1.5 million) from the
European Union that will go towards health sector reform with the ultimate aim of improving the
delivery of services to citizens. The assistance is part of an overall grant of EC$14.7 million.

The construction of the Gouyave Medical Centre represents the flagship facility of the revitalized
National Primary Health (PHC) Care Program, with the provision of expanded services.

Additionally, some of the grant funding will be in the form of technical assistance that will go
towards addressing the high incidence of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCD). A
survey on risk factors contributing to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiac diseases and cancer
will be carried out with methodology developed by PAHO.

Community based activities in selected parishes will also be implemented by the Non State
Actors Panel in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. These activities will seek to enhance the
knowledge of persons living with and their caregivers’ about CNCDs such as diabetes and
hypertension.

The development of the legislative framework for a National Health Insurance Scheme, and the
strengthening of health management information systems are other areas where support is
planned. Finally, the EU will continue to support national capacity building for the efficient
implementation of projects and programmes financed primarily under the European Development
Fund.

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