4251.0 Leadership and Health Workforce Development for the Caricom Region

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
The Caribbean region has been very successful in achieving some critical global health indicators such as elimination of indigenous measles and being the first region to eliminate polio. However, over the past two decades there have been significant changes in the health status of the Caribbean peoples, and these have contributed to current challenges to the health sector. Whilst maintaining surveillance to reduce the re-introduction of some communicable diseases in the Region, the Caribbean is now faced with the challenges of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, along with increased rates of injuries and violence. The strategies to address these challenges will call for inter-sectoral approaches to health leadership development for the Region, which will incorporate attention to the social determinants of health. Success in attending to these challenges will depend on a different kind of leadership in the Caribbean; that is, the development of critical cadres of leaders who are capable of effecting change.
Session Objectives: tbd
Gillian Barclay, DDS, MPH, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-World Federation of Public Health Associations
Endorsed by: International Health