Healthcare in the Caribbean

Belize and Nigeria Sign Agreement on Technical Assistance

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - October 2, 2012

Above: the Great Blue Hole in Belize (Photo: Belize Tourism)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The governments of Belize and Nigeria have signed a technical agreement involving the deployment of Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps volunteers to Belize.

The agreement, which was signed Tuesday at the Ministry of Health in Belmopan, will see the provision of Nigerian professionals to contribute and share their experience and expertise in particular areas that may benefit Belize, the government said in a statement.

Approximately 130 Nigerian volunteers have been working in Belize’s health sector over the years as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians, attorneys and university lecturers.

Their tours are typically for a period of two years in Belize, although that can be extended by mutual agreement between the two countries.

It is the fourth time Belize and Nigeria have signed such an agreement.

Nigerian High Commissioner to Belize Ambassador Otunba Olatokunba Kamson and Belizean Health Minister Pablo Marin signed the agreement.

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