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Home Plan 2009 - 2011
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Environmental Health Program Strategic Plan 2009 - 2011

 

Safety of Belizean population enhanced through improved and secure points of entry

We plan to:

  • Assessment Ports of Entry in Belize (Sea and Air)
  • Identify Ports of entry in compliance with International Health Regulations 2005

Diseases of major public health concern prevented and/or controlled 

We plan to:

  • Annual animal rabies vaccination
  • Treatment of malaria positive cases within 24 hours
  • Implement Dengue and Dengue hemorrhagic Fever Protocols
  • Out-breaks investigation
  • Animal bites investigation

Reduce population of vectors that transmit malaria, dengue and Chagas diseases

We plan to:

  • Biannual IRS in most positive localities
  • Develop one environmental health project in every incidence locality for malaria ULV Spraying
Safe water and food supply to the public through improved quality standards

We plan to:

  • Food Handlers training as part of the Certification Program
  • Water testing at rural and urban Systems
  • Monitor Water Boards
  • Continue training (refresher courses) for Water Board members

Legal framework updated to enable effective implementation of public health laws

We plan to:

  • Advocate for an Attorney to be employed by MOH
  • OSHA development
  • Review and lobby for Cabinet to pass into law the National Drinking Water Quality Law
Public awareness in environmental health enhanced

We plan to:

  • Celebrate World Health Day
  • World Environment Day
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
  • Malaria Day in the Americas
  • Promotion of health services provided by the Ministry of Health

Disaster management improved to reduce community and health infrastructure vulnerability

We plan to:

  • AAR 2008 Season
  • Vulnerability Assessment of Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital
  • Vulnerability Assessment of Regional Hospitals
  • Update Disaster Preparedness Plans
Institutional strengthening of the environmental health program

We plan to:

  • Fill Environmental Health vacant positions
  • Participate in the next University of Belize PHI Step 1 training
  • Establish Entomology Unit

Quality of services improved through training of staff

We plan to:

  • Train entomologists
  • Participate in the next University of Belize Step 1 training
  • Training sessions for health practitioners in case management of Chagas Disease