Belize Mission March 2016 – Day 14

The purpose of meeting with the leadership of Punta Gorda, Placencia and Dangriga Clubs was to present a proposal for a Global Grant to cover several years and multiple missions. The Punta Gorda Club is to be the Host Club and the Rotary Club of Elyria the International Club. There was a positive response but these decisions take Board approvals from the 4 Rotary Clubs involved. One District 6600 Rotary Club has also expressed an interest in participating in a Global Grant.

Tomorrow morning is our air flights home. One final log will be forthcoming when a complete summary of the mission will be prepared.

Belize Mission March 2016 – Day 13

Belize Mission March 2016 – Day 12

Belize Mission March 2016 – Days 9, 10, 11

Belize Mission March 2016 – Day 8

Belize Mission March 2016 – Day 7

The health issues in Belize are:

  • Diabetes
  • STDs and HIV
  • Cancer and heart disease
  • Drug use (mainly alcohol, marijuana and cocaine)

In Belize there if you have cancer you have to leave the country for radiation treatments as there is no in country treatment facility. Ruth stated that their major problem is staff shortages. Cost of treatment at the hospital is minimal or free.

Belize Mission March 2016 – Day 6

Belize Mission March 2016 – Day 5

Belize Mission March 2016 – Day 4

Belize Mission March 2016 – Day 3