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Ministry of Health and the Rotary Club of Belize Launches the Adopt a Nurse Campaign

The Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Rotary Club of Belize launched the Rotary Adopts A Nurse Campaign today in Belize City. A brief ceremony was held today at the Central Health Region. We stopped by to hear from Rotary President, Cynthia Awe and Minister Michel Chebat.

Cynthia Awe, President, Rotary Club of Belize: “We and our partners Atlantic Bank are staying ahead of the curve in the fight against COVID with these messages alongside with our financial contribution to pay for extra staff. Our adopt a nurse project allowed for payments of salaries for two nurses for a two month period to support the vaccination efforts. The club encourages others to do the same as our health workers are stretched thin and need all the help that they can get.”

Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness: “Having the adequate nursing human resource available is important for the effective distribution and administration of the COVID19 vaccine. Vaccinations, consistent mask wearing, physical distancing and proper hand hygiene are the best tools that we already know to fight against the third wave of the virus which know includes the Delta variant. As a country we can only return to some normalcy if the community does its part by getting vaccinated and practicing essential public health measures. I urge you to get vaccinated no. In conclusion I would like to acknowledge the contributions of the past and present president of the Rotary Club of Belize for their tenacity and ability to secure funding to support the healthcare system in the battle against the COVID19 pandemic.”

The Rotary Club says that it will continue to support efforts, which ensure that Belizeans are safe throughout the pandemic.