It has been accepted that a healthy population is a must for the sustainable development of a country, as such, health is an investment in people. At the CARICOM Secretariat, the Health and Development Programme works with other stakeholders to improve health and wellness across CARICOM. Principal stakeholders are Member States; Community and other institutions, in particular the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).
Cooperation in health has been a long tradition in the Caribbean, with regional engagement dating back to the 1969 Conference of health ministers. However, the current health thrust is based on the 2001 Nassau Declaration on Health, adopted by... Read more