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PAHO Distributes Supplies for the Health Sector Support Programme Belize

This morning, Head of Cooperation for the European Union (EU) Aniceto Rodriguez-Ruiz handed over supplies for the four-year project, “Health Sector Support Programme Belize.” At the start of the pandemic, half a million Euros were reallocated towards enhancing the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ capacity to respond to COVID-19 by conducting decentralized testing, improving infection prevention and control (IPC) and supporting the delivery of health services at the community level. In response to surges in cases, the country was sometimes forced to redistribute doctors and nurses, which could have contributed to the interruption of screening and monitoring of patients who have noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like Diabetes and Hypertension. Rodriguez-Ruiz explained that the “Community Health Workers are the backbone of the community even in these difficult times with the pandemic.” Not only did the Community Health Workers receive various supplies, but they also participated in training on Community-Based Health Care during COVID-19.