Binational Health Week kicks off on the California-Mexico border

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego (California) announced this Monday the start of Binational Health Week in which government agencies from different countries and community organizations come together to promote preventive health for Latinos in the border region.

Together with the United States-Mexico Border Philanthropy Association, the consulate announced the effort called “Binational Hope, Health without Borders.”

The main focus this year is the chronic diseases and contagious, access to healthcare services Healthand mental and women’s health, physical activity and nutrition, the consulate explained in a statement.

Binational Health Week has been held for more than 20 years in this region, on both sides of the border, which has seen an increase in the arrival of immigrants.

This year the Ministry of Health and Foreign Affairs of Mexico joined with diplomatic representations from Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Peru, as well as with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). , and the Health Initiative of the Americas of the University of California Berkeley, among other organizations and agencies, to promote the campaign.

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Those interested in obtaining information should contact the Ventanilla de Salud of the Mexican consulate in San Diego during the course of the week.

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