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US First Lady visits Panama on eve of Americas Summit

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US First Lady visits Panama on eve of Americas Summit


Jill Biden

Posted 17/05/2022

The US First Lady Jill Biden and her daughter Ashley Biden will travel to Panama Ecuador, and Costa Rica from May 18-23, on the eve of the Summit of the Americas, which will be hosted by the United States and will take place in Los Angeles June 6 to 10.

Jill Biden's visit to Panama will be on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, when she meets with the

Panamanian first lady, Yazmín Colón de Cortizo, at the Presidential Palace.

The first ladies will visit a local school to learn more about the “See and Hear to Learn” program organized by Yazmín Colón, which offers vision and hearing exams to students, and glasses and hearing equipment as needed.

On Saturday, May 21, Jill Biden will visit Hogar El Buen Samaritano, a shelter that welcomes and offers

care to those living with HIV/AIDS an organization linked to the Catholic Church.


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US First Lady visits Panama community programs


Posted 22/05/2022

The First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, wrapped up her two days in Panama with a  visit to the Casa Hogar El Buen Samaritano, in JuanDíaz, home to people with (HIV).

The United States Embassy in Panama noted that "The United States contributed more than $13 million to improve access to and quality of HIV/AIDS testing and treatment services for vulnerable populations throughout Panama, including measures to reduce stigma and discrimination."

The First Lady of the United States, who arrived in the country this Friday, shared meetings with her counterpart from Panama, Jazmín de Cortizo, and visited the Children's Home School, where she learned details of the “See and Hear to Learn” program. She was in the country as part of a tour of several Latin American nations.


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