The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) along with the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment will be conducting an evaluation of the Communicable Disease Surveillance System in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The evaluation exercise which commenced yesterday, October 29, 2018 will run until November 2, 2018.

The aim of this exercise is to identify strengths and weaknesses in the country’s communicable disease surveillance systems and epidemic preparedness response plans and also to facilitate the development of national plans of action for surveillance system and strengthening in order to build International Health Regulations (IHR) capacities.

The assessment will include meeting with key personnel in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment and visits to health facilities throughout the country.

The Team is headed by Dr. Rosmond Adams, Head of Health Information, Communicable Disease and Emergency Response at the Caribbean Public Health Agency and consists of other Caribbean Public Health Agency and Ministry of Health delegates.

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