JSDF projects grants $6 million for malnutrition in children
Thursday, June 4th, 2015. BMG: The (JSDF), through the World Bank, addresses alleviating malnutrition in children ages five and under, improving basic structural upgrades to health posts, and strengthening health services through mobile clinics and community health workers.
Since signing onto the JSDF Project in 2011, Belize has been benefiting from BZ$6 million in total grant funding to support greater health access for children in the most Southern parts of the country.
This project has once again improved the standard of living in two more Toledo Villages, namely Santa Theresa and Pueblo Viejo, where the villages’ satellite clinics are now being provided with electricity through solar power energy systems.
Pueblo Viejo Clinic’s system was installed today, June 4, while the Santa Theresa Clinic system was completed on May 28, 2015; both clinics received Solar Photovoltaic Systems, a form of alternative energy supply, since both villages currently do not have electricity.
These systems were installed by Southern Solar Solutions, costing BZ$143,000, which was paid for by the JSDF. The systems will be able to provide lighting throughout the buildings and power for up to five desktop computers and two laptops, refrigerators for vaccine storage, medical equipment, and general appliances such as fans, lamps and microwaves.
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