Program to eliminate malaria in Mesoamerica identifies 183 active outbreaks

August 23, 2019
The Regional Initiative to Eliminate Malaria has presented today its first results to the heads of state and government of the region. The goal is for Central America countries, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Mexico to be declared free of Malaria by 2022. The Regional Initiative to Eliminate Malaria (IREM in Spanish) presented today to the heads of state and government of Mesoamerica the first results of the joint efforts being waged since early 2019 to eliminate malaria from these countries by 2022.

IDB launches Superheroes of Development contest to recognize executing agencies

March 04, 2019
In its second edition, the call for proposals will be open from March 4th to May 17th, 2019. The Superheroes of Development Award will recognize executing agencies of IDB-financed projects that have successfully addressed challenges during its implementation. The contest will identify eight finalists from across Latin America and the Caribbean who will travel to IDB’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present their solutions.

Latin America & Caribbean will need 23 million health and education professionals by 2040

January 29, 2019
A new IDB study from the series The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean estimates that the region will need 12 million teachers, 3 million doctors and 8 million nurses by the year 2040. The study also highlights that jobs in education and health are good

Suriname to improve health services’ delivery with IDB support

August 29, 2018
$20 million loan will help Suriname’s health sector to deal with challenges posed by non-communicable and communicable diseases The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today approved a $20 million loan which will improve access to high-quality, well-integrated primary care services as well as enhance the effectiveness of Suriname’s health sector to address priority epidemiological challenges throughout the country.

The IDB and Miami Dade College select eighteen startups from Latin America, the Caribbean and South Florida to participate in Demand Solutions Miami 2017

August 21, 2017
Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host Demand Solutions Miami on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. Eighteen startups in design, fashion, gastronomy, music and multimedia have been selected to participate in a one-of-a-kind conference that will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship that improves lives.

Better governance and greater integration to determine fate of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030

December 01, 2016
New Atlantic Council report commissioned by IDB offers contrasting scenarios for crime, democracy, trade and economic growth The Atlantic Council today released "Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: Future Scenarios," a report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that looks at how the region's countries could evolve over the next 14 years, underscoring how more integration and better governance hold the key to greater prosperity.

Peru modernizes management to improve universal coverage of health services with IDB support

November 19, 2015
$300 million loan is linked to reforms that will help improve expenditures and cover the uninsured The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $300 million loan for Peru as part of a program to modernize the management of the health sector, which will help the country to achieve universal coverage of health services.

Peru to strengthen social programs’ management, with IDB support

May 01, 2015
Peru will strengthen the management, quality and coverage of social programs overseen by its Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS), with support from a US$300 million Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) policy-based loan.  MIDIS manages and coordinates all government activities related to social development and inclusion designed to reduce poverty and inequalities. 

Brazil will improve the health of residents of São Bernardo do Campo municipality

December 19, 2014
An IDB loan of $80.05 million will help reduce mortality caused by chronic diseases The InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of $80.05 million to improve the health of the population of São Bernardo do Campo (SBC), the fourth largest municipality in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, with a population of nearly 800,000.

Brazilian state of Bahia to strengthen health care sector with $200 million loan from IDB

July 30, 2014
Program aims to set up an integrated services network with focus on primary care The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $200 million loan designed to strengthen the health care system in the Brazilian state of Bahia, with a special focus on the Salvador metropolitan region and reducing the prevalence of chronic diseases affecting the most vulnerable segments of its population.