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PAHO and Min of Health Meet to Plan for 2020/2010

by: - February 11, 2020
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(left to right) Dr David Johnson, Hon Dr Irving McIntyre, Mrs Letitia Lestrade-Wyke, Dr Yitades Gebre

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has met with the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment to discuss the Biennial Work Plan.

According to PAHO Representative for the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Yitades Gebre, special priority will be placed on the address of non-communicable diseases such as dengue and the recent outbreak of coronavirus.

Dr. Gebre says that of the short, medium and long term priorities set for Dominica’s health sector, PAHO considers the ones which are most immediately advantageous.

He listed, “Non-communicable diseases and mental health; climate change and the environment, resilient health systems, and strengthening the strategic planning agenda are the three areas of priority for the Ministry of Health and for us to support.”

Dr Gebre listed communicable diseases like dengue as well as disaster preparedness and response.

Dr Gebre assures that PAHO will work with the Ministry of Health to reach the international health ideals.