Dominica is currently hosting a 2-day regional conference aimed at implementing strategies for the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases throughout the Caribbean region.
This workshop is facilitated by the Ministry of Health & Environment in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization - PAHO.
The Stanford University Chronic Disease self management program seeks to strengthen, empower and improve sustainability of civil society in relation to prevention and management of NCDs in Dominica.
This regional meeting for chronic disease self management master trainers is said to be critical in leading the way forward on the prevention and management of NCDs throughout the Caribbean region.
The opening ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the Fort Young Hotel.
PAHO's Country Program specialist for Dominica is Shirley Augustine.
Augustine says discussions will revolve on how best to get persons to manage their health.
PAHO's Country Program specialist for Dominica Shirley Augustine
The training is being facilitated by advisor for Chronic Diseases at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Office, Dr Tomo Kanda.
Advisor for Chronic Diseases at the Pan American Health Organization - PAHO for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Office, Dr Tomo Kanda.
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