Ministry of Health signs New Collaboration Project with Peace Corps Belize Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:00

Nina Hernandez and Dr. Peter Allen sign agreementThe Ministry of Health signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan during the celebration of Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary. The Letter of Intent outlines the creation of a new development project that will focus on rural community health and wellbeing.

Mrs. Nina Hernandez, Director of Peace Corp Belize, mentioned that the focus will be on Family and Community Health needs. “…the importance of the partnership is to provide what is in the best interest of communities in Belize.” Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Peter Allen, signed on behalf of the Ministry of Health. In his remarks, he mentioned that this is an exciting partnership because it sets the path to make our health services even more effective. He went on to mention that “it seeks to combine good intent with good administration.” He ended his speech by congratulating the establishment of Peace Corps and its volunteers in Belize highlighting that the Ministry and the Government of Belize takes pleasure in joining in the revolution of the new Peace Corps.

This 50th anniversary celebration and the renewed collaboration is a full reflection of two countries with the common goal of working together to make a positive difference in the lives of Belizeans. Dr. Allen expressed the Ministry of Health’s pleasure in further developing a strategic partnership with Peace Corps as the Ministry strive to improve access to quality health services for all Belizeans.