Community health fair in Belize City

The residents of the Dean and George Street area came together on Saturday for a community health fair under the theme “I love my life.” Plus news spoke with community activist Dorla Vaughan about the objectives of the fair.

Dorla Vaughan – Community Activist:
vlcsnap-2013-04-29-19h54m54s113The initiative is to bring the community together, and bring health in the community. You have people who does not like to go to the Health Center or the Clinic or the Hospital, to do anything.  So I decided to bring it in the neighbourhood, so that they could come out and do their free tests..

A number of health organizations and other active community groups hosted booths at the fair and a good time was had by all. Vaughn tells us why this is important for a community which has suffered untold violence in recent months.

Dorla Vaughan – Community Activist:
We want to show them that our community is not bad. There is good people, intelligent people, coming out of this community.

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