A Belize Cancer Society (BCS) Perspective – Cancer and COVID-19 By BCS Administrator, Heather Mia Usher
The Corona Virus (Covid-19) has had a significant impact on livelihood and survival of Belizean Communities, Businesses, Civil Society Organizations, Individuals and Families affected by NCDs specifically Cancer.
This snapshot of the BCS operations, will describe and highlight all efforts taken by the BCS and its partners to ensure sustained access to cancer services and treatment for both adult and pediatric patients living with Cancer in Belize and abroad.
It details the multisectoral, multidisciplinary and multi-pronged approach taken by the BCS to ensure adequate support was given to those most affected during the pandemic.
The BCS worked to ensure access to appropriate care through increased advocacy, patient navigation, networking, and partnerships with public and private sectors.
You can also see the excellent work that other CSO’s across the region are carrying out during the COVID-19 pandemic here.