Beyond the Horizon 2017 brings free medical services to San Ignacio Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 May 2017 00:00

Beyond the Horizon 2017 (BTH), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Health, began it’s free medical services on Monday of this week, until the 16th of May, in San Ignacio, Cayo District, at the Macal River Park.  The medical services are now open to the public and do not require an appointment.  You do not have to be from San Ignacio or the Cayo District to be treated—the event is open to everyone.  BTH and partners now have general medical practitioners, optometrists, dentists, and OBGYN specialists on staff to provide medical services.  BTH reminds that given the hot weather, to bring water to stay hydrated as you wait for and go through the medical services.

Seargeant Scott Wolfe, Public Affairs at BTH told the Guardian on Monday that their Belizean counterparts are cooperating well in the efforts.

“We ending up getting a whole lot of help from the Belize Defense Force, local community in San Ignacio;  doctors, nurse practitioners are coming out and they are helping us as we are doing this; we are just trying to work with Belize as much as we can.”

The U.S is very happy for the relationship we have with Belize, we will like to keep it as well as we have; this is one of those ways to show that we care about the people of Belize.”

A press released from the U.S Embassy in Belmopan states that BTH is a collaborative training exercise between U.S. Army South, the Belize Defence Force (BDF), the Ministries of Defence, Health, and Education, as well as partner nations, such as Trinidad and Tobago.  The project also includes numerous NGOs and private companies from the United States and Belize.  BTH consists of five construction projects and three events offering free general medical and dental services across Belize.

Valued at USD $11.5 million, BTH furthers the U.S. Government’s continued commitment to the Government and people of Belize.  BTH enhances health and education infrastructure and provides free medical services across Belize.

The exercise started on March 25, 2017 and is scheduled to end the second week of June, 2017.  The final free medical services event will take place May 22-June 1, 2017, at Company Barracks in Dangriga, Stann Creek District.