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Belizean wins prestigious PAHO Award

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Dr. Natalia Largaespada Beer, (VO STARTS) the Technical Advisor for the Maternal and Child Health Unit of the Ministry of Health, was conferred with the 2018 Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Award for Health Service Management and Leadership at the 56th PAHO Directing Council Meeting in Washington, D.C.  The Award Committee for the PAHO Award for Health Service Management and Leadership 2018 chose Dr. Beer from a group of eight nominees submitted from countries including Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and Belize. The committee highlighted that Dr. Beer has shown “considerable achievements in the area of Maternal and Child Health, having proven to be a strong supporter in the use of data for decision-making on policies and programs.” It was also mentioned that Dr. Beer’s work has contributed to the strengthening of evidence-based, and people and community-centered public health strategies to improve the lives of people in vulnerable areas of Belize. Dr. Beer’s award was officially conferred on Monday during the 56th PAHO Directing Council. The Ministry of Health is proud of the outstanding work and selfless contributions made by Dr. Beer in Maternal and Child Health, to the health staff she works with and for the people of Belize.


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