HHS Secretary Azar Attends Health Ministerial Meeting In Peru, Calls For Coordinated Response To Health Impacts Of Forced Displacement In Region

HHS: Secretary Azar Attends Health Ministerial Meeting in Lima, Peru in Response to Health Impacts of Forced Displacement in the Region
“On Tuesday, April 30, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar attended a health ministerial meeting in Lima, Peru entitled, ‘Strengthening Regional Coordination in Response to the Impacts of Forced Displacement.’ This regional conference … provided a forum for countries receiving displaced populations to continue high-level talks … with the objective of coordinating efforts to standardize health care practices throughout the region. … In his remarks and throughout the day, Secretary Azar urged his colleagues to work together to help mitigate the health challenges arising from Venezuelans fleeing their own country and arriving in countries throughout the region with health issues that have worsened due to poor diet and lack of reliable access to medications and vaccinations…” (4/30).

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