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Health Minister Modeste to participate in OECS Health Ministers meeting


Monday, October 13, 2014 :57 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, MONDAY, 13 OCTOBER, 2014 - (GIS):
Health Minister Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen will attend the ORGANISATION OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES (OECS) Health Ministers Meeting in St. Vincent and the Grenadines later this week.

The meeting of the Council of Health Ministers will take place on 15-16th October 2014, during which members will receive an update on the status of the Chikungunya and Ebola epidemics – by representatives of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

According to the official meeting agenda, during the presentation by (CARPHA), participants will be informed of and encouraged to discuss (i) the situation and responses to the Chikungunya epidemic in the Caribbean and the need for a sustainable approach for controlling its spread and impact, and (ii) the need for enhanced surveillance to address the threat of Ebola.

Both Chickungunya and Ebola are categorized as emerging viral diseases that has serious debilitating consequences that warrants urgent and innovative strategies to help mitigate against its effects.


 

 

 

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