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Monday, 06 June 2016 16:29

PAHO Director visits T&T

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Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of PAHO, is currently visiting Trinidad and Tobago 6-8 June 2016. Dr. Etienne met with the Minister of Health, the Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, along with other Ministry executives today at the Ministry of Health’s Head office to discuss the continued partnership of PAHO/WHO and the government of Trinidad and Tobago in tackling the health challenges confronting the people of Trinidad and Tobago and the Region.

The Minister appraised the Director of the main health challenges which are being given priority namely: Antimicrobial resistance, maternal and child health care, access to and provision of vital medicines by the ministry; addressing non-communicable diseases, and creating centres of excellence for provision of care. Dr Etienne assured the Minister that “PAHO will continue to provide unwavering support to the government of Trinidad and Tobago and to national development”.

PAHO, founded in 1902, is the oldest international public health organization in the world. It works with its member countries to improve the health and the quality of life of the people of the Americas. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of
WHO.


- PAHO/WHO Trinidad and Tobago

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