|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:
Launch of Strategic Plan 2013-2020: Integrated Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Guyana
PAHO/WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health launched the Integrated Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Guyana Strategic Plan 2013-2020 on
2 December, 2013, at the Duke...
Trinidad and Tobago, 25th November, 2013. On November 25th and 26th, 2013, the Pan American Health Organization conducted a subregional workshop on Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Plans to address Nutrition and Food Safety issues at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain,...
Malaria Day in the Americas
This year on Malaria Day in the Americas, November 6th 2013, the Pan American Health Organization will host a forum on “Defeating Malaria in the Americas: Perspectives on Costs, Current Resources, and Essential Investments” and an awards ceremony for the...
In celebration of United Nations (UN) Day which is on October 24, 2013, the United Nations system in Barbados planned activities to commemorate the day. One such activity was a Knowledge Fair which was held at the PAHO/WHO Barbados Office on October 22,...
More than 800 people attended the "Know Your Status" HIV Testing Day in downtown Nassau on 28th June, 2013. Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, the PAHO/WHO Representative to The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands, participated in the event, which...
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