Pan American Health Organisation praises Nicaragua's advances in health

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Nicaragua continues to successfully advance in the strengthening of its Community Family Health Model. This was confirmed by Ambassador Arturo McFields, Representative of Nicaragua to the OAS during a meeting with Dr. Mary Lou Valdez, Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO).

During the meeting, the Deputy Director of PAHO, stressed that the progress Nicaragua has made in strengthening the Primary Health Care System is very positive, because when people have better health they are more productive, improve their work, their studies and a significant change in their quality of life is generated.

Ambassador McFields stressed that under the government of President Ortega the concept of health has been transformed, because these services are not a privilege of a few but a right of all. "In the last decade, 1,325 Health Units have been improved and rehabilitated and for the first time there are 24 new hospitals that help save lives".

The Deputy Director of PAHO praised Nicaragua's achievements in reducing maternal mortality and combating malaria as very positive and reiterated that PAHO maintains close collaboration on these issues with all countries in the region.

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