OECS plans to be the best in regional health care

By Caribbean Medical News Staff
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s hosted an important meeting involving key decision makers and Ministers of Health from across the region.
It was chaired by Director General of the (OECS) Dr Didacus Jules and was conducted via video conference. The members discussed critical issues such as Ebola and the regions’ preparation as it relates to compliance with international health regulations (IHR). Considerable focus was placed on the importance of every member state of the OECS attending the World Health Assembly which is being held in Geneva later this year.
The template is for self-assessment of the health facilities and services was also presented by the OECS. The initiative is to ensure an efficient, sophisticated and well organised regional health sector. The view is to establish and market the OECS as the world’s greatest region for healthcare and rehabilitation by way of superior and affordable health services.
The ministers who were in attendance pledged their support for plans put forward by the OECS Commission to improve the region’s health care facilities and services through functional cooperation. Another meeting is set to take place in Martinique to discuss multilateral cooperation in health services regarding key stakeholders across the sector. The attendees will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ensure the commitment of all OECS countries.

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