Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Following an official visit to San Salvador, El Salvador to meet opposite number Dr. Elvia Violeta Menjivar and her deputy, Dr. Julio Robles Ticas,
Belize’s Minister of Health Pablo Marin reports that the Government of El Salvador has offered to provide free services through the visit of a medical team at the end of this month and has also offered 21 scholarships in various medical specialty areas to Belizean doctors.
The Ministers of Health held further discussions to finalize a Memorandum of Understanding for mutual health benefits in human resource development and information sharing between both countries.
Discussions with Dr. Jose Vicente Coto, Director of the National Drug Regulatory Authority, were also conducted with specific focus on the progress and benefits that will come from El Salvador’s National Laboratory.
They are working on becoming the first certified lab for drug testing in Central America. Technical advice was also offered in the area of drug regulations particularly in the continued development of Belize’s official Drug Registry.
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