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The Office of Caribbean Program Coordination (OCPC) is a PAHO sub-regional office in the Caribbean that was established in October 2006, with functions focused to develop and implement the Caribbean sub-regional technical cooperation program, responding mainly to the CARICOM Health Agenda – the Caribbean Cooperation in Health (CCH III). Accordingly, the OCPC will strengthen its collaboration with and support the CARICOM Secretariat in all matters related to health.
The OCPC also works closely with PAHO Country Offices in the sub-region to complement the technical expertise where required in each country.
In order to better streamline our technical cooperation in the Caribbean, the OCPC also coordinates the technical cooperation provided by the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) and the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) within the framework of the CCH III, regional and global mandates.
Given the role of the OCPC, Dr. Ernest Pate, the PAHO Caribbean Program Coordinator, acts as the main interlocutor on behalf of the Organization with Sub-regional authorities and relevant entities on matters pertaining to the advancement of the Sub-regional technical cooperation, in particular the implementation of CCH III. The OCPC is based on the former OCPC that was established in Barbados in 1978.
In line with the Country Focus Policy and in an effort to improve the effectiveness of technical cooperation (TC) delivered by the Organization to Caribbean countries, the former OCPC was restructured in October 2006 in order to increase effectiveness of multi-agency and multi-country coordination with Caribbean technical cooperation.
The OCPC objectives is are:
The OCPC role is to:
The main functions of OCPC include:
OCPC focuses on the following areas of PAHO's technical cooperation:
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