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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017. 9:30 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Health, the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The team comprising of senior officials arrived in Belize on May 21st for a five-day visit.

The mission forms a part of the modality for technical cooperation of IAEA in which annual visits are made by the IAEA to the projects executed at the national level.

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA), the University of Belize and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are all beneficiaries of projects supported by the IAEA.

The mission also followed up on an earlier request made by the Special Envoy, Kim Simplis Barrow, for IAEA’s support to Belize with the establishment of a national Cancer Center.

The IAEA team met with public and private health stakeholders to assess the current reality of cancer care in Belize.

This assessment will allow the IAEA to determine the expert to lead for the next phase of the technical assistance request which includes the completion of a feasibility study.

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