World-Bank funded workshop to improve national emergency management commenced today

A two-day workshop that seeks to assist the Government of Dominica to advance its emergency management initiative got underway today.

The workshop funded by the World Bank is being held at the State House Conference Centre.

“I would like to extend a special welcome and show our gratitude to the members of the World Bank Mission who will this week assist us to advance our emergency management initiatives to boost capacity within our healthcare systems,” Health Minister Cassanni Laville said while addressing the opening ceremony.

According to him, throughout this process, the government has been privileged to receive significant support from the World Bank and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

“We can all agree that the development of regional preparedness and response action plans for public health emergencies is a most timely focus for our small islands in this region, more particularly in recent years we see that our vulnerabilities have been on stake display as we contend with the…increasing severity of the weather events that we have been confronted with,” he stated.

Furthermore, Laville pointed out that Dominica continues to be affected by heavy rainfall in and out of the Hurricane season, “leading to devastating floods, landslides and overall displacement of our citizens in various parts.”

The mission forms part of the OECS Regional Health Project.


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  1. Karnicha
    March 10, 2023

    I’m sure you won’t work to hard in the shop but rather stuff your faces with the best food and wine. Don’t try and fool us.

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