WHO is hosting the first global gathering of leaders focusing exclusively on health in the SIDS The SIDS Summit for Health will bring together SIDS heads of states, ministers of health and others to discuss the urgent health challenges and needs they face. It will help amplify SIDS voices, promote collaborative action and strengthen health and development partnerships and financing.
The Summit will engage heads of state and government, ministers of health from the WHO SIDS Member States, as well as representatives of key regional and sub regional bodies; partner governments and agencies; civil society; youth; public-private partnerships and academia. Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Belize, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will be part of the event.
On June 28, PAHO Director Dr. Etienne will chair Panel 4 on Accelerating implementation of the health response to climate change in SIDS.