Consulate of Mexico in California inaugurates the “Binational Health Week”

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Los Angeles, Oct 4 (EFE News) .- The Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, California, launched this Monday the twenty-first edition of Binational Health Week focused on promoting educational campaigns and medical services regardless of their origin or migratory state.

Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, said at the opening of the event that the main objective is to promote the health of the Hispanic and Latino population in the United States, by increasing their access to medical services available in the border area and improves health care coverage.

He stressed that the effort does not discriminate against Latinos because of their nationality or immigration status, and that everyone is welcome to take advantage of this campaign.

This edition of Binational Health Week will have more than 90 face-to-face activities in which the vaccination days against covid-19 and influenza (flu), among others, stand out.

Attendees will also be able to access blood pressure, glucose and HIV virus detection tests.

Gutiérrez highlighted the support received by the US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, recognizing that the organization is the main ally to start this initiative, and to keep open the Health Window of the Consulate of Mexico in San Diego, where it is provided all year advice on health services.

Binational Health Week takes place in all Mexican consulates in the United States, and services are offered throughout the month of October coinciding with the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

For more information on how to obtain these services, Gutiérrez urged Latinos to visit the websites of Mexican consulates in the United States near their area of ​​residence.

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