The SMART (safer and greener) Health Facilities in the Caribbean project started in May 2015. It is a five-year project being implemented in two phases in seven Caribbean countries: Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
This phase II evaluation will provide a deeper understanding of the quality of implementation, the effectiveness of the project outputs and contribution to achieving the desired outcomes, sustainability and relevance to health sector resilience. These are expected to contribute to reduction in vulnerability to disasters; inform future phases of the project; and provide experiences/best practices for other developing countries.
It also seeks to support governments of the most vulnerable countries in the Caribbean to assess and prioritize strategies to reduce vulnerability within health facilities and promote safe, smarter and more environmentally friendly facilities. The results will be incorporated within the national risk exposure database of each country.
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