Vincentian, Dr. Rosmond Adams has been appointed as the new Director of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), effective Monday March 2, 2020.

Dr. Adams is a medical doctor by training and holds Master of Science degrees in both Public Health and Bioethics.

He is a public health specialist with more than ten years of experience in the health sector both at the national and regional levels in the areas of surveillance, communicable diseases including HIV, emergency response and health security.

Dr. Adams began his public health career as the Co-ordinator of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) program in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, here in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

He then served as the National Epidemiologist where his work focused on strengthening public health surveillance and strategic information to guide health policy, programs and action.

In his previous post, he served as the Head of Health Information, Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

While serving in this positions, he led the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Caribbean Regional Health Security Strategy as a common strategic framework for the CARPHA Member States to strengthen their capacity to manage and respond to emerging disease threats and other public health emergencies.