BELMOPAN, Belize -- The government of Quintana Roo and the Embassy of Mexico held a two-day Health Fair in Corozal, Belize, in coordination with the Ministry of Health of Belize. The objective is to provide free health services to Belizean families and population at risk, as well as free educational and scientific activities for children.
The event was inaugurated on Wednesday by representatives of Health Services of the Ministry of Health of Belize, and the Quintana Roo Health Department, the Family Development Agency (DIF), the Quintana Roo Women’s Department and the Quintana Roo Council for Science and Technology, as well as the Mexican Ambassador Mario Velazquez.
During the two-day health fair, more than 48 medical, nurse and health services personnel from Quintana Roo will participate, along with three mobile units for dental services, two gynecological units and one unit for rehabilitation, provided by the government of Quintana Roo. It is expected that more than 2,000 Belizean will receive services ranging from general medical consultation, dental services, clinical breast examination, pap smears, detection of osteoporosis and attention for the prevention of disabilities, as well as free medicines and glasses.
In his opening remarks, the Mexican Ambassador Mario Velazquez acknowledged the generosity of the government of Quintana Roo and the support of Mariana Zorilla, wife of the governor of Quintana Roo, in her capacity as president of the Agency for Family Development, known as DIF, and the Quintana Roo Health Secretary, Doctor Rafael Alpuche. Ambassador Velazquez also highlighted that the event was organized given the special friendship that exists between Belize and Quintana Roo.
Along with the health services, the government of Quintana Roo is also providing a “Science Truck” and a “Mobile Planetarium” in order to promote science, technology and astronomy among Belizean children from a friendly perspective, through interactive activities and educational films.