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Panama and Costa Rica seek to establish joint risk prevention strategies

Panama and Costa Rica seek to establish joint risk prevention strategies

It is expected to establish strategies in accordance with the public policy instruments in force in each country.
With the intention of establishing strategies to provide effective responses to emergencies generated by climate change and establish risk prevention strategies, the Vice Minister of Health, Ivette Berrío, participated in the first Panama - Costa Rica Binational meeting, in which they addressed health issues, educational, infrastructure and and social development.

At the meeting, which took place in Puerto Viejo de Limón, Costa Rica, "individual and community resilience was defined by investing in a healthy, educated and empowered population in which human, sexual and reproductive rights are fulfilled."

Vice Minister Berrío also referred to risk prevention strategies in accordance with the public policy instruments in force in each country.

Authorities from the government of Panama and the neighboring country also participated in the meeting.

Panama and Costa Rica have already established joint strategies in the border area:

- La Amistad International Park created in the eighties, which is the first binational park in Central America and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

- Binational bridge of the Sixaola River in March of this year, where elements were integrated to contribute to the sustainable development and quality of life of local populations.
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