Belize honored at regional health meeting

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015. BMG: The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Managers’ Meeting is an annual event supported by the Ministry of Health, PAHO logowhich is sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and is hosted by different countries in the Caribbean every year.

It serves to inform participants of advances in immunization, development of new vaccines and allows countries to share experiences and practices.

Held from the 17-20th of November this time around in Guyana, awards were given out at the meeting to several countries for improvement in immunization programs and achievements in the surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD), which entailed timely weekly reporting on the surveillance.

Belize received the first place award for the surveillance of VPD, which was the most important awards handed out at the meeting and had a strict selection criteria.

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