|Caribbean Cooperation in Health (CCH)|
Definition of CCH
The CCH is a mechanism through which Member States of the Caribbean Community:
To improve and sustain the health of the people of the Caribbean. This goal will result in the following:
The countries participating in the initiative are Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The following priority areas have been targeted identified:
Increases the operating capacity within all CARICOM countries to deliver efficient and effective health services to the total population, emphasizing the involvement of local health systems.
Plans for, trains, and optimally utilizes the appropriate types of health personnel required to implement the national strategies for achievement of improved health status.
Ensures provision of a wide range of preventive, curative, rehabilitative and supportive services to meet basic health needs of mothers, children, adolescents and the elderly, giving special attention to high-risk individuals and groups.
Prevents malnutrition in all its forms and controls those diseases conditioned by nutrition practices and behavior.
Develops and implements programs for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases through:
Increases the capacity of countries to prevent and control communicable diseases, including STDs and HIV/AIDS by focusing on:
Develops comprehensive mental health programs in collaboration with Ministries of Health, NGOs, the private sector and regional and international institutions, emphasizing:
Reduces health risks associated with environmental conditions through promotion of environmental health programs, including vector control, emphasizing:
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