Wednesday, June 19, 2024

MoHW Receives Donation of Sanitizing Alcohol-gel from Government of Brazil


On December 12, 2022, the Ministry of Health & Wellness received a donation of 1,200 boxes (14,000 tons) of sanitizing alcohol-gel from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Brazil and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).
The dermatologically tested sanitizing alcohol-gel, which is packaged in a 1,156 ml bottle (equivalent to 39 fluid oz.) and contains a moisturizer, fights the coronavirus and kills 99.9% of bacteria.
Through the assistance of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency, PAHO/WHO coordinated the acquisition, transportation and delivery of the sanitizing alcohol-gel to Belize.
Present for the handing over were Hon. Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health & Wellness, and His Excellency Agemar Sanctos, Ambassador of Brazil to Belize.
The MoHW thanks the Government of Brazil for the welcomed donation and encourages the public to continue to practice public health measures like washing and sanitizing hands to reduce the spread of infections.

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