SSA Binational Health Week 2021 opens for Mexicans in the United States

In order to serve Mexican migrants living in USA, Regardless of your immigration status, the Government of Mexico, through the Ministries of Health and Foreign Relations, launched the Binational Health Week 2021.

Thus, during the month of October, at the consular offices of Mexico, glucose levels, blood pressure and body mass index will be taken.

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Tests of HIV screening, eye exams, dental check-ups, and physical activation sessions. At the same time, guidance and information will be provided on incorporation into social security, vaccination application and, if necessary, medical referral of people to health institutions is carried out.

At the inauguration of the United States-Mexico Meeting for the Health of Migrants, the Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Esteban Moctezuma Barragan, noted that the networks and knowledge of our consulates, with the support and accompaniment of the Ministry of Health and civil organizations, have been key to advancing the migrant community’s access to basic health services and ensuring that their rights are respected. and dignity.

He clarified that no document on immigration status is requested from our nationals, since it seeks to empower them in health matters, mainly those who are in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. As a result of the cross-border agreement between Mexico and the United States, 100,000 people from the northern border received the vaccine against Covid-19.

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On behalf of the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer Varela, the person in charge of the office of the General Directorate of International Relations of the Ministry of Health, Martha Leticia Caballero Abraham, highlighted the firm commitment of the Government of Mexico to ensure the health of migrants, from the origin, transit and destination, and now also in the process of return, with the joint work of different government agencies such as the Institute of Mexicans in the Exterior (IME).

He said that with this strategy, in 2020, 31,209 services were provided for the benefit of 928,779 people.


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