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El Salvador Offers Specialty Scholarships to Belizean Doctors

– Press Release, Belize Press Office, Belmopan, August 19, 2015 – Minister of Health Hon. Pablo Marin recently returned from an official visit to San Salvador, El Salvador on the invitation of the Minister of Health of El Salvador, Dr. Elvia Violeta Menjivar and her deputy, Dr. Julio Robles Ticas.

The three-day visit  from the 12th – 14th August allowed for further discussions to finalize a Memorandum of Understanding for mutual health benefits in human resource development and information sharing between both countries.

While negotiations continue, the Government of El Salvador has offered to provide free services through the visit of a medical team at the end of this month and has also offered 21 scholarships in various medical specialty areas to Belizean doctors.

Discussions with Dr. Jose Vicente Coto, Director of the National Drug Regulatory Authority, were also conducted with specific focus on the progress and benefits that will come from El Salvador’s National Laboratory. They are working on becoming the first certified lab for drug testing in Central America. Technical advice was also offered in the area of drug regulations particularly in the continued development of Belize’s official Drug Registry.

The Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin continues to foster and seek additional benefits with our regional partners for greater health benefits for the people of Belize.  

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