Closer ties between Mexican and Caribbean Health Authorities
The Mexican government recently announced an increased cooperation regarding public health with 16 countries and eight territories in the Caribbean. The efforts will be focused on the consolidation of the regulatory capacity and technical training of the Caribbean institutions, and the access to Mexican generic drugs.
With the aim of formalizing this collaboration, representatives of the Mexican Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 23, 2015.
The countries and territories benefiting from this agreement are: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belice, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Monserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Martin, Aruba, Curaçao and Bes Islands, which have more than 17.2 million residents.