Belize City, Belize, January 27, 2022 (PAHO) – Today, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), through funding from the Kingdom of Denmark, donated 69 SD Biosensor test kits for a total of 1,725 tests to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW).
In the midst of emerging COVID-19 variants, it is crucial to ensure continuous and quality-assured testing as part of the national response to prevent, control and manage the COVID-19 cases. With these SD Biosensor test kits, the country will be able to timely and accurately detect the virus including the new omicron variant. Early detection of cases allows for quick response measures like contact tracing, isolation, quarantine etc.
Dr. Julio Sabido, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, accepted the donation on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Wellness and showed appreciation to PAHO/WHO and supporting partners like the Kingdom of Denmark for their continued support to Belize.