Mayors from all municipalities across the country will convene in Belmopan to sign unto a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Ministry of Health for the promotion of Wellness Spaces and Healthy Lifestyles on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at the steps of the Independence Plaza starting at 9:00 a.m.
In August, the Ministry presented the idea to the Mayors Association and received overwhelming support for the partnership. The MOA was drafted to primarily create a partnership between the various municipalities and the Ministry of Health to promote healthy lifestyles, wellness spaces and promote physical activity within their communities.
The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement marks a major accomplishment for Belize as it celebrates its 10th year as a participant in Caribbean Wellness Week under the theme, “Healthy Communities: Preserving the Workforce.” Caribbean Wellness Week is an annual event which provides an opportunity to increase the awareness of non-communicable diseases, promote physical activity, good health practices and also to promote overall wellness. The signing is the highlight activity for the Ministry’s commemoration of Caribbean Wellness Week 2018.
The Minister of Health Hon. Pablo Marin will sign the MOA along with the Mayors of Belmopan, Belize City, Benque Viejo, San Pedro, Corozal, Orange Walk, Dangriga, Punta Gorda, San Ignacio and Santa Elena Towns.