Mesoamerican Health 2015
Alliance for Latin American Health
142 million US dollars fund
A target of 121 municipalities in 7 Mesoamerican Countries, including southern Mexico
A beneficiary population of 964,941 women and 646,149children under a 5 years goal
THE INITIATIVE WAS LAUNCHED IN ALLIANCE with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Spanish Government, the Inter-American Development Bank and the regional governments in 2011. This program intends to help Mexico and the rest of Mesoamerica to reach the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, specifically in:
◗ REDUCING maternal and child mortality.
◗ IMPROVING nutrition.
◗ CONTROLLING dengue fever and malaria.
◗ REDUCING the marginalization indexes by reinforcing health services and investment in human resources.
◗ INCREASING vaccination coverage, provide health units with cutting-edge medical equipment and strengthen health information systems.