Saint Lucia will benefit from US$10.5 million activated from World Bank projects to support the country’s COVID-19 response.
This financing will strengthen Saint Lucia’s efforts to address the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
The financing for the healthcare system will help increase testing capabilities, build isolation units, and enhance public information campaigns to assist with awareness and prevention.
It will also support the rehabilitation of Victoria Hospital and other medical facilities, creating employment through the associated labor-intensive civil works that will also enhance infrastructure resilience.
These funds were accessed under the Contingency Emergency Response Components of the Saint Lucia Health System Strengthening Project and the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project in the amounts of US$5 million and US$5.5 million, respectively.
World Bank Group COVID-19 Response.