CARPHA Officials Pay Courtesy Call On Saint Lucia Health Minister

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The Management Team of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs Hon. Moses Jn Baptiste.

The visit provided an opportunity to discuss environmental health matters and ways in which sustainable development issues impact public health.

Executive Director of CARPHA Dr. Joy St. John said the visit will allow the team to assess the work being done at the Environmental Health and Sustainable Development department located in Saint Lucia and to highlight ways in which CARPHA can continue to provide support.

“The Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department ensures that the work we do is truly relevant to the Caribbean. That is the outcome of the first mission. The outcome of the second mission was to interact with Saint Lucia.  The Minister, the Permanent Secretary and the CMO pinpointed clear and specific goals about what Saint Lucia needs going forward.”

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Hon. Moses Jn Baptiste says he is very pleased with the visit as it provided an avenue to discuss pertinent environmental health issues which can hinder human health and wellness.

“This morning we discussed many issues relating to environmental health and how environmental health can be integrated into the public health measures and public health programmes here in Saint Lucia and the Caribbean. We also looked at the developments in respect to data and how CARPHA is reevaluating its programmes and putting in place a number of new programmes which will help Saint Lucia and the other Caribbean countries to access data and to have quality data which will certainly help us with our discussions when it comes to public health matters.”

The team from CARPHA also met with the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Jenny Daniel.

Source: Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs

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  1. CARPHA St Lucia has bigger issues to deal with currently, so therefore you should focus on the bigger issue that is affecting the country currently to assist in that department. We have a problem of mental health issue on our hands right now and your organization should turn your focus there. Moses we need to hear from you concerning this since you have been silent for weeks. Suicides, violence against women, violence in general, lots of depression and anxieties are plaguing our island currently. Thank you.

  2. Ministry of Health. We need an end to this Nuisance from this chicken farm which is affecting the residence and neighborhood in Upper Augier near the 357 disco. We are fed up with too much high level of Dust , mosquitoes , Rats , Flies, Dead Chicken and Bad disgusting Odor.
    This Farm is directly in a residential area. SHAME ON YOU ALL…..

    • yes uh everyone has a mask on if you dont know the people before you cant even say who is who. i am not saying they should not have a mask but if you taking a picture it doest take five mins to take a picture so to just remove your mask briefly for people to know who you actually are you wont get corona in a second


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