Belize participates in 3-day exchange on universal health coverage in the Caribbean
Representatives of health sectors across the Caribbean, including Belize, are in St. Lucia participating in the Caribbean Flagship Regional Knowledge Exchange. The idea is to get governments in the region to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage. The issue has been something that has been raised multiple times, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. St. Lucia’s Minister of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs Moses Jean Baptiste spoke at the opening ceremony in Castries on why this exchange is important.
Minister Jean Baptiste added that because the region has been impacted by conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer, more than ever, there has to be a call for healthier lifestyles and stronger health systems.
The event results from a partnership of the St. Lucian Health Ministry, the World Bank and the Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility.