Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017. 8:11 am CST.
By BBN Staff: The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, is visiting Belize from February 13-15 to meet with the Minister of Health Pablo Marin, Senior Ministry of Health Officials and various stakeholders.
Her visit will include courtesy calls to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington and Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis Barrow.
The highlights of her visit will include the signing of the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2017-2021, partaking in a dialogue on Health Financing, discussing the challenges and accomplished milestones in health within the multi-sectoral framework and the promotion of a multi-sectoral approach for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The CCS reflects a medium-term vision to guide PAHO/WHO’s work in and with the country in support of the country’s national health policies, and strategic plans towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The CCS seeks to respond to the specific priorities and needs of the country, while at the same time contributing to the health and health-related SDGs encouraging greater multi-sectoral collaboration in the country.
Dr. Etienne will be accompanied by PAHO Chief of Staff Dr. Merle Lewis and PAHO/WHO Representative in Belize Dr. Luis Roberto Escoto.
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