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Improving Grenada's Primary Health care was a major issue for Grenadian and Cuban Health Ministers

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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010. The state of Grenada’s healthcare system and the way forward with a specific focus on primary healthcare were the highlight of discussions between Grenada’s Health Minister, Sen. Ann Peters and Cuban Health Minister, Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera and his team at a meeting held on March 2, in Havana.

The discussions were held as part of Grenada Cuba Joint Commission.


Minster Peters and Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Allison Miller were included in a Grenada delegation that visited Cuba. The delegation was headed by Prime Minister Hon. Tillman Thomas.

The Grenada and Cuban officials on the Commission deliberated on a wide range of issues concerning primary healthcare, phase II of the General Hospital project, as well as specialist services.

Peters said although the discussions were broad since a number of matters relating to the improvement of the healthcare services were laid on the table and topical Grenada will benefit from the discussions that were held.

She identified her Ministry’s primary healthcare program as one of programs that can receive some form of technical assistance from the Cuban Government.

Senator Peters, who strongly believes human resource development is important for improving health services delivery, took the opportunity to discuss areas of human resource development.

The Grenada delegation returns this evening.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 March 2010 12:27

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