Between the mangroves and the reef exists an often overlooked habitat of huge importance. Seagrass beds stabilize the sediment that might otherwise settle on corals and provide essential habitat for lobster, turtles, fish, and manatees. Plus, it's a nice place to enjoy a day of data collection.
During this week, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow attended the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) in New Delhi, India which is one of the world’s most important alliances for the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents. At this global forum, the Special Envoy for Women and Children spoke at the inaugural ceremony on the importance of early child development which was opened by opened by the forum’s patron, the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi who welcomed Mrs. Barrow to India along with Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA. The spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize also spoke at the first high level panel along with other delegates and high representatives. The aim of the event was to discuss benefits of increasing investments and to share methods among PMNCH’s +1000 members in an effort to promote better use of existing resources for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and well-being everywhere.