After a month of full activities during Binational Health Week, the Mexican Consulate in Calexico hosted the 15th Annual Farmworkers Health Fair were hundreds of farm workers receive free health screening and a delicious breakfast.
The farm workers health fair is the last activity in the binational health month that hosted a variety of activities in Mexicali and Imperial Valley. The farm workers fair also had the participation of several agencies that gave legal and medical information for their use.
During this year’s Binational Health Week, a bi-national epidemiological surveillance agreement was also signed at the ceremony between the Imperial County Health Department, the Secretary of Health of the State of Baja California, and the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Baja California. This agreement will help these agencies share information.
Also, the annual “Caminata Lazo Rosa” took place to commemorate cancer awareness month. Groups from both sides of the border met at the border fence to show solidarity and to show that health issues has no borders.
Binational Week encourages community solidarity through the mobilization of existing resources and the organization of volunteers working together towards a common goal. The events are organized by networks composed of consulates and community organizations in order to reach the most vulnerable and needy people, especially those who lack health insurance.