Fostering improved health strategies through partnership

Fostering improved health strategies through partnership

OECS Health Unit meets with Chief Medical Officers in Guyana

In an ongoing effort to optimise the health mandate of the OECS Commission, the newly restructured OECS Health Unit met with Chief Medical Officers in Guyana on April 23rd 2017 to discuss and strengthen knowledge sharing strategies. 

The meeting served as a precursor to the 25th CARICOM Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) meeting, held on April 24-25th 2017 at the CARICOM Secretariat, and provided an opportunity for CMOs to review the decisions taken at the OECS Council of Health Ministers, held in October 2016, and deliberate on current matters in OECS Member States.

Dr. Carlene Radix, Head of the OECS Health Unit, also used the opportunity to meet with health representatives from the CARICOM Secretariat; the Pan American Health Organisation’s (PAHO) offices for the Eastern Caribbean; and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to encourage synergy in planning the work of the OECS Health Unit. Dr. Radix also participated in the larger CARICOM meeting.

The OECS Health Unit works closely with Ministries of Health, government departments, donor organisations, civil society groups and communities themselves to offer integrated solutions to a wide range of health challenges at both the local and regional level. 

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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