With a population of less than 300,000, resources are limited, particularly in the southern state of Toledo that extends from the coast, west towards the Guatemalan border. MedicForce is currently working to help train community health workers in advanced first aid and medical care.
Community health workers are responsible for the health education and well being of communities up to 300 people with limited supplies. Although the Belize ministry of health is trying to provide training for these health workers, resources are limited. It is essential that this training is provided, this first line of care is often where essential life and death decisions are made and continuing care is provided following a hospital visit.
Medicforce provides immediate care, training, and sustainable community health care. Our organization empowers communities to address common health issues through education.