September (PAHO/WHO). Health fairs were held as part of the Wellness Week 2022 from September 10 to 23 in the city of La Ceiba and the surrounding communities, in order to promote healthy lifestyles in addition to promoting vaccination of the population.
This year the fairs were scheduled in Santa Rosa de Copán and La Ceiba, since, as every year, the Pan American Health Organization, together with the countries and territories of the Region of the Americas and all its partners, celebrates the Wellness Week in the Americas campaign, this year with the theme “Our neighborhood, our health”. The campaign was an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of health promotion for the well-being of individuals and communities and to highlight a positive view of health.
Atlántida Health Region held extensive health and vaccination fairs in the city of La Ceiba, but also in the surrounding communities, which was an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of immunization and a call to make a special effort to reach people who do not have regular access to health services, including indigenous peoples, migrants and other vulnerable population groups. Several activities were carried out: physical exercises on a tricycle for boys and girls with tricycles, dance, poetry and music for all people, these activities promote a healthy life, and they will also be provided with nutrition counseling, preventive medical examination and something very important is vaccination .
At the inauguration, Amalia Ayala, representative of PAHO/WHO in Honduras, called on the population to go to health services and complete their vaccination schedules.” She also reiterated PAHO/WHO’s commitment to provide technical cooperation with the Ministry of Health and local authorities, to advance towards the goal of achieving universal health and primary health care, while addressing the pandemic and, in particular, achieving the goal of vaccinating against COVID-19 in 100% of its eligible population, in order to prevent serious illness and death from this disease.
This event is thanks to the technical cooperation of PAHO and the financial support of the United States Government. Through this alliance, we are promoting innovative strategies and tactics to increase vaccination coverage against COVID-19, but I also express my gratitude to local authorities for their high level of commitment, showing that by joining efforts in a cross-sectoral way, we can bring health and well-being to every person, leaving no one behind. herself, Ayala said.