Dr. Etienne is in Belize for the regional launch of the 11th annual Vaccination Week
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize Wilfred Elrington (r.) welcomes PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne to Belize. Etienne is in Belize for the regional launch of the 11th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas. The launch will be held in the Adjacency Zone between Belize and Guatemala. PAHO/WHO Representative Gerardo de Cosio is at left.
PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne is greeted by Governor General of Belize Sir Colville Young at the Belize House in Belmopan, capital of Belize.
Dr. Carissa F. Etienne visits the Ministry of Health of Belize, in Belmopan.
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New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.