Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, November 24th, 2014. On Tuesday, November 10th, the University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations launched a new programme designed to enable and empower professionals from the health, agriculture and environment sectors to play leadership roles on cross sectoral issues in Caribbean countries. The first module “Introduction to One Health” was held at the Rex Resorts Turtle Beach Hotel in Tobago from November 11th to 13th, 2014. Thirty five professionals from the health, agriculture and environmental sectors participated from thirteen Caribbean countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St.Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is mobilizing teams of experts in outbreak alert and response to help Member States in Latin America and the Caribbean ensure they are prepared for any potential introduction of Ebola virus disease (EVD)