Launched in 2010, Salud Mesoamérica 2015 (SM2015) is a five-year initiative that targets millions of poor people, with a focus on women and children who have limited access to inexpensive health interventions of proven efficacy. The initiative will cover eight countries of the Mesoamerican region (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the State of Chiapas in Mexico). In the coming years this partnership seeks to reduce by an average of 15 percent the infant mortality among the poorest 20 percent of the region’s poorest population; provide health services for some 260,000 children to reduce chronic malnutrition; and increase by 50 percent of births attended by skilled personnel, in order to reduce deaths of mothers and newborns, among others issues.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Health Institute of the Carlos Slim Foundation, and the Government of Spain through AECID are each contributing $50 million. The Inter-American Development Bank is the executing agency responsible for working with region’s governments to prepare, implement and monitor projects funded by the initiative, and to commission independent evaluations. The IDB will also manage the combined $150 million contribution of the donors.
|Location||Latin America and Caribbean, Panama, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua|
|Value||USD 150 Million|