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Ministry of Health and Welfare Adds 12 New Community Health Workers to Punta Gorda Community Hospital

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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2022. 7:15 p.m. CST.

Photo credit: MOHW

By Ruben Morales Iglesias: Punta Gorda Community Hospital (PG) has 12 new community health workers (CHWs).

In a ceremony at PG Hospital on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) welcomed the new community health workers who now complete the existing CHW team.

“CHWs play a critical role across the provider continuum – building community support, increasing awareness, and helping to overcome socio-cultural barriers associated with public health issues,” the Ministry of Health and Labor said. Well-being in a social media post.

“We continue to recognize and thank CHWs for their continued support and commitment to improving access to health services, especially in rural communities.”

Recently, the MOHW added community health workers in regional hospitals across the country. Sixteen were added to Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan on July 22. Prior to that, on June 24, ten new CHWs were welcomed to Corozal Community Hospital.

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