Argentina to acquire medical equipment with help from Italy and PAHO/WHO
The Ministry of Health of Argentina has signed an agreement with the Government of Italy and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Under the terms of agreement, Argentina will receive a credit of EUR 42 million for the purchase and installation of medical equipment to improve its healthcare services. It is a 30-year loan granted by the Government of Italy to Argentina, in which PAHO acts as an intermediary and a technical supervisor. The agreement was signed by Argentinian Health Minister Jorge Lemus, Italy’s ambassador to Argentina Teresa Castaldo and PAHO/WHO representative Maureen Birmingham. According to Lemus, this collaboration happens at an important time for Argentina. PAHO has always been trying to facilitate activities and orders in the field of health in the country. Ambassador Castaldo said this program is meant for provinces, where it is most needed. It will provide equipment that can save lives in emergency situations.