Dr. Mirta Roses received the key to the city by Mayor John Cook
El Paso, TX November 1st, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) –The director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dr. Mirta Roses, today received the keys to the city from Mayor John Cook, in the framework of the International Ecoclubes Summit.
This award, which is given in honor of the esteemed visitors to the City of El Paso, it symbolizes the freedom to enter and leave the city at will as a trusted friend of city residents.
The key was given to Dr. Roses for her contributions and support to the city and its surroundings in health promotion and disease prevention. Also for heir commitment to the Ecoclubles of El Paso, who recently launched activities where young children had the opportunity to perform a wide range of projects related to health, environmental protection, healthy lifestyles and skills for life, among other topics.
"My home is your home," said Mayor Cook to give recognition to the Director of PAHO/WHO and recognized the importance of the relationship between the Pan American Health Organization and the city for environmental protection, "something of great importance to promote the health of our children in our community. "
In turn, Dr. Roses thanked the honor to receive the key to the city and stressed that she has always enjoyed the hospitality of the people of El Paso.
The recognition took place in the framework of the International Ecoclubes Summit taking place in El Paso and the theme: Proposals for greater influence in local affairs and environmental health in North and Central America and the Caribbean.
The summit brings together representatives of the Ecoclubes network throughout the Americas, from Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, and the United States. The Ecoclub in the El Chamizal is the first in the United States and now the National Network Ecoclubes in America is part of the network comprising 38 countries. Its purpose is to improve the quality of life, contribute to the welfare of their community, develop leadership skills in young people, and promote the health of children, youth and adolescents. The Ecoclub is an independent organization and is governed by the youth of its community.
El Paso is located in West Texas and along the border with Mexico and has more than 649,000 inhabitants.
The Pan American Health Organization, founded in 1902, works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of their peoples. It serves as the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO). PAHO/WHO United States-Mexico Border Office was established in 1942, it continues to facilitate and promote border collaboration with public and private binational institutions and entities involved in improving the health of the population at the Border.
For more information please contact:
Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S, Knowledge Management & Communication Advisor
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office