Ministry Of Health Seeks To Improve Public Health Systems With FELTP Workshop

A three-day workshop aimed at strengthening the laboratory capacity required to meet the public health needs of Vincentians will be held here this week.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), will host the session from tomorrow at the Ministry of Health Conference Room.

The Ministry says the primary goal of the Caribbean Regional Field Epidemiology Training Program, is to build epidemiology and laboratory capacity, through practical learning that addresses current and future public health needs in the Caribbean region.

It says this applied learning will contribute to individual professional development, but even more importantly, will strengthen public health systems and infrastructure, including human resources and health surveillance capacity to implement the revised International Health Regulations.

The FELTP will train public health practitioners at different levels, using face-to-face and distance education modalities and also via applied projects to support ‘learning by doing’.

This week’s session will focus on Public Health Surveillance, Epidemiology of Priority Diseases, Emergency Response and Preparedness.

The facilitators are Dr. Rosmond Adams and Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache.