UNOPS has been operating in Nicaragua since 2008, supporting development initiatives on behalf of the Government, the UN system and other international organizations. UNOPS offers comprehensive project management, infrastructure and procurement services in a range of sectors, such as health and natural resources.
Health projects in Nicaragua include the construction of Dr. Alejandro Dávila Bolaños Military School Hospital, which houses more than 450 beds and 11 operating rooms and will benefit about 400,000 people, and the rehabilitation of the central drugs storage facility of the Ministry of Health. In addition, UNOPS provides advisory services in infrastructure, procurement and the logistics of drugs storage and distribution on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
UNOPS works with partners in water, sanitation and waste management projects that promote sustainable practices and develop national capacity. Initiatives like the Water Circus, created under a programme funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented in 260 schools, helped raise health awareness and reduce the incidence of diseases caused by the lack of water and sanitation.
Projects also work to develop regional cooperation in the sustainable management of natural resources. A project funded by the European Commission and implemented in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme trained local stakeholders in sustainable cultivation methods of the Coco River Basin between Nicaragua and Honduras.
UNOPS environmental sustainability projects also contribute to improving livelihoods. As part of an initiative funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) to improve living conditions for workers at Acahualinca dumping site and their families, UNOPS paved roads, conducted sanitation works and compiled a study on health, waste treatment and occupational safety in the district to strengthen housing and socio-economic conditions.
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