|Inaugural meeting on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice|
The inaugural meeting on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice was convened at the Pan American Health Organization office of Caribbean Program Coordination on March 30-31, 2009. The meeting was held within the context of examining strategies for renewing primary health care in the CARICOM region with a focus on the determinants of health. The emphasis of this meeting was on health workforce development in training and practice. Meeting participants included representatives from the World Health Organization, Geneva, US and Canadian-based stakeholders, CARICOM regional academic programs in medicine, pharmacy, public health, nursing and the allied health sciences. CARICOM bodies representing the practice sector included the Regional Nursing Body, the Caribbean Association of Medical Councils, the Caribbean College of Family Physicians and the Caribbean Association of Pharmacists.
The goals of the meeting were to discuss concepts of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPE-CP) and to examine the utility of IPE and CP as strategies for renewing primary health care and achievement of the MDGs in the CARICOM region
The meeting also highlighted existing models of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPE and CP), including those in the CARICOM region and allowed participants to share experiences evidence and information on good practices in IPE and Collaborative Practice. At the end of the meeting participants reached consensus on the development of pilot models of CARICOM-based IPE as strategies for renewing primary health care and achievement of the MDGs within the CARICOM cultural context.
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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