Local Health Officials have expressed sadness at the passing of Dr. Carissa Etienne, former Director of the Pan American Health Organization.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache described Dr. Etienne as a distinguished medical professional who made a significant contribution to the region.
Dr. Keizer-Beache says Dr. Etienne exemplified the true spirit of leadership and dedication to public health.
Dr. Carissa Etienne, a native of Dominica died on Friday December 1st at the age of 71.
She also served as Regional Director for the Americas for the World Health Organization.
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