HAITI-VISIT-Brazilian ministers to visit Haiti

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jun 20, CMC – Two Brazilian government ministers are due to arrive here on Thursday to attend the ceremonial opening of the Bon Repos Community Hospitals built in honor of Zilda Arns, a Brazilian pediatrician, the founder of the Pastoral Care of the Child, who died in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake.
The Brazil Embassy here said that Ricardo Barros, Minister of Health and Osmar Terra the Minister of Social Development, will pay a two-day visit to the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.
They will join Public Health and Population Minister, Marie-Gréta Roy Clément, at the ceremonial opening of the hospitals.
Barros and Clement will also sign an agreement that will provide US$20 million from Brazil to the Haiti Reconstruction Fund.
“This project concerns the strengthening of the management of health services and the health system in Haiti, including until 2020, the support of the operations of three community hospitals of reference (HCR) built by the Brazilian Cooperation in Carrefour, Beudet and Bon Repos,” according to the Brazilian Embassy.
It said that during his stay, Barros will donate 5,000 doses of human rabies vaccine to the government and will also attend the opening of the 30th meeting of the Tripartite Steering Brazil-Cuba-Haiti Committee.

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