The Ministry of Health and the Belize Cancer Society today signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health of Merida, Yucatan for the treatment of children with cancer from Belize.
The agreement will allow children under the age of 18 to access treatment services in Merida once they have been referred by the Belize Cancer Society and the Ministry of Health - with costs being covered through the generous grant recently provided by the Social Security Board for this purpose.
Treatments available under this - first of its kind - agreement include: specialist consultations, hospitalization, chemotherapy, biopsy, imaging including CT scans and ultrasound and other treatments for children with cancer.
The official signing by the Minister of Health, the Honorable Pablo Marin and the president of the Belize Cancer Society Mrs. Laura Longsworth, was held at the Mexican Embassy at 9.00 a.m. in Belmopan City and was witnessed by His Excellency Ambassador Carlos Quesnel Melendez and the representative of the Belize Social Security Board Mrs. Leticia Vega.
For more information please contact the Belize Cancer Society at 223-0922 or Mr. Kevin Bautista at the Ministry of Health at 822-2497.