United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with key partner, Ministry of Health, and other implementing partners joined the world in the observance of World Population Day under the theme: “ Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive health Services”, on Wednesday July 11, 2012.
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director and the Hon Pablo Marin, Minister of Health would like to remind us that giving birth is typically the most joyful moment in a woman’s life. Yet, this very process takes the life of so many women worldwide and that working for the survival and the well-being of women and girls are a human right imperative; and in order to take advantage of women’s full potential in the development of their nations, they must be able to plan their lives and families.
Highlights of the observance of this day in Belize included:
• TV panel discussion on Channel 5, ‘Open Your Eyes”, Wednesday July 11, 2012
• An Awards Ceremony recognizing persons who have gone over and beyond the call of duty towards the realization of achievement of universal access to sexual and reproductive health services/information July 13, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Karl Heusner Memorial Car Park
• Launching of Youths and SRH rights poster July 13, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Karl Heusner Memorial Car Park
• Information fair and booth at Karl Heusner Memorial Car Park on Princess Margaret drive Friday July 13, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
As we celebrate World Population Day, let us join forces as a nation and re-energize our commitment to universal access to sexual and reproductive health services.
United Nations Population Fund
Sub-regional Office, Fourth Floor, Gordon House,
Coney Drive, Belize City
Phone: (501) 223-1644
Ministry of Health
3rd. Floor, East Block Building,