Children in Central America will soon have more pediatric healthcare closer to home. Sanford Health will build its first international children’s clinic in Belize City, Belize. The new Sanford Children’s Clinic Belize is expected to open in 2011. Belize, formerly British Honduras, is a country in Central America with nearly 9,000 square miles of territory and 320,000 people, including more than 120,000 children.
“We, in Belize, learned of the mission and vision of Sanford Health and asked them to consider our community for a clinic location,” stated The Honorable Pablo Marin, Belize Minister of Health. “Under the guidance of Sanford Health and with the support of our local community, we are proud to soon offer this expanded healthcare service for children and families in our country.”
Sanford Children’s Clinic Belize will work collaboratively with a number of organizations to assist in development and on-going operations. These organizations include the Belize Healthcare Charitable Trust (BHCT), the Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust, Belize Healthcare Partners Limited and the Government of Belize; as well as a variety of other individuals and organizations.
Sanford Health will open its first Sanford Children’s World Clinic location in Duncan, OK in August 2009.