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Aug 18, 2021

Rotary’s Adopt-a-Nurse Campaign Begins

Government’s vaccine rollout continues to see Belizeans across the country getting their COVID jabs.  The ongoing effort, as well as a recent increase in the number of infections, has seen hospital staff, including nurses, working overtime.  To help out, the Rotary Club of Belize has launched an initiative to fund the salaries of several nurses over the next two months as they help with the vaccination campaign.  Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, the organization has been working closely with the Ministry of Health and Wellness.  The partnership has helped to raise awareness about COVID-19, as well as the importance of getting vaccinated.  Today, at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza Hotel, an Adopt a Nurse initiative was launched and a cheque for ten thousand dollars was handed over to the ministry by Rotary Belize.


Michel Chebat

Michel Chebat, Minister of Health & Wellness

“The Ministry of Health and Wellness is pleased to collaborate with the Rotary Club of Belize and extends its sincerest appreciation for the continued support they have given towards the national COVID response.  In addition to initially responding to the call to action, the Rotary Club remains committed to the cause and is now providing financial support of seven thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars for three nurses to assist in the COVID-19 vaccine program at the Central Health Region in its Adopt a Nurse Campaign.”


Cynthia Awe

Cynthia Awe, President, Rotary Club of Belize

“Our Adopt a Nurse Project allowed for payments of salaries for two nurses for a two-month period to support the vaccination efforts.  The club encourages others to do the same as our health workers are stretched thin and need all the help that they can get.  We presently have in our possession some one hundred and forty-four VPAP machines for distribution and may call on the ministry, Minister, for advice as to where best we may place these machines.”


Michel Chebat

“This support came at the right time when Belize launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign and extended it to all persons eighteen years and above.  The Central Health Region certainly appreciates the additional nursing support which is critical to advance with increased coverage for the COVID-19 vaccination in the district.”

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