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World Health Day to be observed on Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2016. 2:21 p.m. CST

beat diabetesBy BBN Staff: World Health Day, observed each year on April 7th, is focusing on beating diabetes for 2016 with global activities taking place on that day, possible through the assistance of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Belize’s Ministry of Health issued a press release earlier today stating that it embraces another opportunity to bring focus on diabetes this year as several regions will coordinate activities throughout the week, including a Diabetes Walk in San Ignacio Town.

There will also be Diabetes Information Presentations for Senior Citizens at the HelpAge Center in Orange Walk and a Diabetes Health Session with schools in the Punta Gorda Town area, with the biggest event taking place at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza on Thursday, in the form of a Diabetes Forum.

The forum will promote actions to address diabetes and review existing policies, with presentations and remarks coming from the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health, Angel Campos, along with other ministry officials. It starts at 9:00 a.m.

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