Dr. Astrid Bonfield impressed with the way program funded by Queen Diamond Jubilee Trust is being run
The Ministry of Health and Environment and the Government hosted the CEO of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust , Dr. Astrid Bonfield from June 5 to 7, 2016.
Dr. Bonfield was here to view first hand programmes funded by the TRUST . While on island she visited the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Treatment Programme at the Eye Clinic, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) ) and held meetings with the Hon. Minister for Health, the Permanent Secretary and senior health officials to include members of the Management Advisory Committee of the programme . She also met with the Trust’s Country Representative Mr. Reginald Winston and Ms Tina Alfred, Dominica’s new awardee of the Queen’s Young Leaders programme.
The Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Treatment Programme is one of the programmes funded by the TRUST through the Caribbean Council for the Blind to the tune of over £1.3 million in Dominica, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Belize.
The programme, headed by Ophthalmologist, Dr. Hazel Shillingford-Ricketts, comprises of one fixed screening site located at the eye clinic, Princess Margaret Hospital to cover the Roseau Health District and the mobile screening unit to cover the remaining six Primary Health Districts .
Dr. Bonfield says she is very impressed with the way the program is being run here.
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