Ministry of Health and Wellness Promotes Workplace Wellness Across Belize
The Ministry of Health and Wellness is promoting wellness in the workplace through a series of activities countrywide. Under the initiative, personnel from the Health Education and Community Participation Bureau (HECOPAB) and other ministry staff visit public and private sector offices to discuss health with the staff. The ministry also makes several health checks available at the sessions. Robyn Daly, Nutritionist with the Ministry, says that workplace pressure can often lead people to make unhealthy choices during their day. She added that the private sector has been receptive to the initiative, as it can help boost overall productivity at work.
The ministry has also been placing a special emphasis on cervical cancer during its recent wellness sessions, in honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.