PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne was in Barbados the week of April 8–12, 2013, it was her first official visit to the country. She meet with high-level officials including Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Minister of Health John David Boyce, Governor General Elliot Belgrave, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Maxine McClean.
She also meet with Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley and British High Commissioner Paul Brummell.
The meetings focussed on issues including major health challenges facing Barbados and other Eastern Caribbean countries and ways PAHO/WHO’s technical cooperation can help address them.
PAHO’s Office of Eastern Caribbean Countries was established in 2006 to provide technical cooperation in the Eastern Caribbean countries and territories. In addition to Barbados, the office serves Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Montserrat, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
PAHO Director Etienne, who took office in February of this year, is a native of Dominica.
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