Chargée d’affaires a.i. Vibeke G. Søegaard today signed an agreement with UNDP in Haiti. The project will contribute to strengthen the Haitian health system to combat the pandemic, as well as being better prepared for future health challenges.
The number of confirmed cases of the Corona virus increases every day in Haiti, and an already overstretched health system has problems to cope. Norway’s contribution will give training and incentives to health works for the benefit of Haitian patients. The contribution is 7 million NOK, approximately 711,000 USD (over 2 years).
Norway has assisted Haiti for many years through projects to conserve the environment and address climate change. In addition, we have supported the educational and health sectors, contributed to improved infrastructure in the form of electricity and water and sanitation as well as women’s empowerment and decent work in agriculture.
Resident Representative of the UNDP Haiti office, Fernando Hiraldo del Castillo, signing the agreement in Port au Prince.
Chargée d’affaires a.i. Vibeke G. Søegaard signing the agreement at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Havana.