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UNOPS and Ecuador sign new agreement to strengthen public healthcare

The agreement will improve Ecuador’s health infrastructure and increase access to healthcare for vulnerable groups.

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In Ecuador, gaps in health infrastructure can limit access to health services and put vulnerable communities at risk. The COVID-19 pandemic put further pressure on the public health system.

A new agreement between UNOPS and Ecuador’s Ministry of Public Health (MSP) will help strengthen the public health system in the country. Under the agreement, UNOPS will support the government to enhance health infrastructure and support the sustainable procurement of essential medical supplies and equipment.

We aim to contribute to the strengthening of Ecuadorian MSP through the exchange of information, good practices and implementation of projects. This includes innovative infrastructure approaches, market access, clinical equipment technologies, as well as procurement of medicines.

Mónica Siles - Director of UNOPS Multi-Country Office in the Andean region

The collaboration will also help to build the capacity of the Ministry of Public Health and support efficient and transparent health procurement in the country.

“As a ministry, we need to improve our management capacity. From the point of view of the MSP, we are committed to improving efficiency in the purchase of supplies and medicines, and improving health services with transparency, optimizing the efficient use of resources and public procurement," said José Ruales, Ecuador’s Minister of Public Health.

This agreement follows an ongoing partnership between UNOPS and Ecuador’s Ministry of Public Health to provide advanced life support ambulances across the country.

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