Increasing COVID-19 vaccine take-up is key to protecting people from death and disability. Research increasingly shows that COVID-19 not only increases the risk of premature death but also can have long-lasting consequences resulting in chronic conditions and incapacitating illnesses –also known as long COVID. However, despite the benefits of vaccines, governments are still … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Belize: How to Overcome it?
Dr. Natalia Largaespada is a Medical Doctor and Specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Health, currently serving as the Technical Advisor of the Maternal and Child Health Unit in the Ministry of Health in Belize. She is a member of the Caribbean technical working group on the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and syphilis, and the focal point for the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative Project in Belize, which seeks to reduce health equity gaps faced by those living in extreme poverty.