[photo: North Mexican Union]
The Seventh-day Adventist Church's Northern Mexico territory recently entered into an historic agreement with the French National Academy of Medicine. The memorandum of understanding was signed between the two entities at the Academy's headquarters in Paris, France. The signing on March 17 marked the first time the international organization partnered with a church in an effort to advance medicine within the public sector.
This isn't the first time the Church reached out to make an impact with the Church's health message. Last year, the church in North Mexico signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of the city of Monterrey to promote a healthy lifestyle in more than 300,000 homes. Church leaders have implemented the territory's "I Want to Live Healthy Initiative" program, which focuses on the physical, mental and spiritual well- being of the person.
Leaders say the collaborative understanding is meant to coordinate research efforts to implement sanitary and educational models to improve the health and well-being of the Mexican population. The collaboration will also help with information exchanges and will create better public health practices and medical attention in North Mexico.