|Veterinary Public Health - Health Sector Challenges|
|Veterinary Public Health|
|Health Sector Challenges|
|Specific VPH Issues and Challenges|
|Achievements & Other Interventions|
The VPH program is applied to issues surrounding the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHFs), developed by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and the Pan American Health Organization to improve public health leadership practice.
It takes into account the findings of a 2001/2002 study that indicated Caribbean countries performed very weakly in "Quality Assurance in Personal and Population Based Health Services" and in "Public Health Research". In the latter case, the assessment showed that there was little or no allocation of resources to this function by Ministries of Health, and that there were poor linkages with the educational institutions to influence their research agendas. Not much has changed since the 2001/2002 assessment, but there is still a role for the VPH program in research activities, whether linked to communicable diseases or non-communicable diseases associated with veterinary drug residues and chemical additives in foods.
The VPH program is restricted by Human resource challenges including:
The VPH program is committed to contributing to
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