Guatemala . The town of San Vicente, at the foot of Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, was the site for an April 28 launch event attended by PAHO Assistant Director Socorro Gross and Guatemalan Minister of Health Ludwig Ovalle.
Dr. Gross helped vaccinate members of the public, joined by PAHO/WHO Representative Pier Paolo Balladelli and Vice Minister of Health Silvia Palma.
Dr. Ovalle yesterday presented Guatemala's congressional Health Commission with a proposed "Vaccine Law" that seeks to guarantee public funding for vaccines to ensure steady supplies and to support the introduction of new vaccines.