Programme to support the health system strengthening of the Bahamas
The project aims to strengthen the Bahamas Health System by enhancing the capacity of primary healthcare to deliver accessible and high-quality services. This is to be achieved through the construction of two new facilities, the retrofitting of four existing ones, and the procurement and upgrade of medical equipment. It will particularly facilitate access and improved services to approximately 70,000 people living in twelve Family Islands and the retrofitting of the National Reference Laboratory to benefit 220,000 people.
The project will introduce digital health information systems in 54 clinics that will improve quality healthcare for at least 157,000 persons or 40% of The Bahamas population. The project is aligned to the Ministry of Health and Wellness current priority to improve the Health System after COVID 19.
The project is expected to deliver the following:
Improved access, coverage and quality of community and ambulatory services through a person and community centred model of care, particularly for remote population;
Provision of specific services and protocols for gender-based violence victims;
Increased efficiency of health services.