The annex specifying the activities that the Health Secretary will carry out through CSFMEU, with technical cooperation from the PAHO in the northern Mexican border, was signed in Mexico City on May 29th. Activities include health promotion, disease prevention, police members and health workers continuous training, diffusion, binational linkage and generating research for protection and improvement of health among the border population.
The joint work plan will support programs and projects related to the enhancement of access to health services for migrants and border population, as well as key topics such as obesity, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, reproductive health, addiction prevention, mental health, vector-borne diseases, infectious diseases, women health, accidents prevention and tobacco use.
Prevention campaigns, forums, conferences, informative workshops, walks, health fairs and screenings were planned.
Activities through the Comprehensive Migrant Care Modules located in Baja California, Tamaulipas and Sonora, and operated by the CSFMEU, will also be supported.
The document contemplates activities until March 2019, and was signed by the Health Secretary’s General Manager of International Relations, Hilda Davila Chavez, and the PAHO/WHO Internal Representative in Mexico, Juan Manuel Sotelo Figueiredo.