Michelle Obama compliments Aruba and the minister of health and sport PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 March 2013 10:22
Minister of Health and Sport of Aruba, dr. Richard Visser was invited to attend "Building a Healthier Future", a conference organized by PHA, Partnership for a Healthier America, of which U.S.A. First Lady Michelle Obama is the honorary president.

The conference focuses on getting together groups and individuals who are committed to resolving the childhood obesity epidemic in the  U.S.A.

The conference took place March 6 - 8 at Grand Hyatt Resort, Washington D.C. It was remarkable that the only invited international delegations were those of Canada and Aruba.

Minister Visser was one of the presenters for the session "Working Across Borders to Improve Health". During the session programs and laws that have been introduced to attend to the growing concern for the international levels of this health issue were discussed.  Minister Visser described the situation on Aruba, including the significant changes that have taken place already, as well as those in progress cialisviagras.net. He described the development in the percentage of physical activity, health awareness and lifestyle improvement that is taking place.

Mrs. Obama spoke after the session on the fight against childhood obesity, which requires commitment from parents, teachers, industries, medical professionals and every member of the community.

After her speech, Minister Visser had the honor of meeting and sustaining a conversation with the First Lady, during which she surprised him by expressing her admiration for the work that has been done and is taking place on Aruba, emphasizing on the importance of international cooperation.

Mrs. Obama had been duly briefed by her staff member dr. Shellie Pfohl on all the developments and the efforts that Minister Visser has been making, which dr. Pfohl is well acquainted with through her involvement with PACO - the Pan American Conference on Obesity.
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