CNCDs tackled

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Helen Royer. Photo by GIS

Health care providers here were updated on Wednesday about how to better deal with Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs).

They’ve been advised on how best to improve the quality of care provided to people with CNCDs, at a workshop organized by the country’s Health Promotion Unit and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).

These health professionals were also told about the Ministry of Health’s plans to adopt a Chronic Care Model Project as part of its campaign to address the problem.
PAHO is providing technical support to the island in implementing this project.

Ministry officials say they are hoping that the adoption of this Chronic care model will set the stage to better serve people with CNCDs, especially those with disabilities.

One of the objectives is to facilitate their integration into the community and to empower them to become more responsible.

According to the Health Ministry, the government has embarked on implementing measures to develop community based care services through the primary care health system for people with chronic problems.

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Helen Royer said “by adopting this model, Dominica will be joining countries around the world that have already initiated this project and will be consistent with the International standards that have been set”.

“This will provide Dominicans with a chronic care passport which will assist in keeping track of health problems and taking the necessary actions to address them” Royer said.

Wednesday’s workshop was facilitated by Advisor on Chronic Disease and Mental Health at PAHO Dr.Tomo Kanda who will work with Dominica on this project for the next eighteen months.

Last year five countries in the Caribbean: Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, St.Lucia and Anguilla conducted a similar project.

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  1. cynthia
    December 26, 2012

    my aunt is very well qualify. you dumbass people from God knows where.You deserve it aunt you always make us proud. All the hard work is paying off

  2. OK
    May 17, 2012

    Put those qualifications on DNO for the public to see…..if she claimed what she has is authentic……do your research

    May 17, 2012

    I don’t know why people talk without gathering the necessary INFORMATION first. MRS Helen Royer is very much qualify and not ONlY that, BUT she has the ATTITUDE to go with this position. May she be the best P.S there ever will be…CONGRATULATION Mrs Royer…you are deserving of this acting position. GOD BLESS YOU, NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER, ANY TONGUE THAT RISE UP AGAINST YOU IN JUDGEMENT SHALL BE CONDEMNED , FOR THIS IS THE HERITAGE OF THE servant OF THE LORD. My PRAYERS are with YOU!!!!

  4. Observer
    May 16, 2012

    Talk, talk, talk.

  5. Anonymous
    May 16, 2012

    The lady has 2 masters degree. Get your facts she is more than qualified. Stop you all nonesence. Good job my friend NsRoyer excel as the PS and move the health department. God bless you.

  6. Anonymous
    May 16, 2012

    :mrgreen: she in the good

  7. Anonymous
    May 16, 2012

    Excus me thie nurse is well qualified go and do your home work.

    May 16, 2012

    Shut you mouth, do your research and you’ll see she is qualified. It’s people like you making the country backward.

      May 16, 2012

      This was meant for Osana Fontain

  9. Osanna Fontain
    May 16, 2012

    I do not mean to be critical.Please bear with me. I was really shocked to see that she is Act. P.S. in the ministry of health.
    Where is our country heading to? does it mean because she is a nurse she is qualified to be permanent secretary.
    we really need to get serious in this country.
    Who made that selection?
    No wonder Dominica keeps going backward.

    • mysterious
      May 16, 2012

      Osanna, I am from the south. This lady did a degree programme together with me and I use to admire her courage to attend classes, do her nursing job, be a full time mother and wife. Sometimes it is good to have the paper(qualifications) but attitude, zeal, with -it ness and desire to learn and listen is important. Too often those of us with the paper get swell headed and we tie like a crab when it comes to work. Mrs. Royer you need info JFGI(just frigging google it) and you good to go.

  10. tetpool
    May 16, 2012

    ps!i wonder if she qualify or because she from itassi!!

  11. Pharmacist
    May 16, 2012

    Does the ministry of health ever remember to invite pharmacist to such forum ? We are often left out and are not invited to such forums . Pharmacists do have a lot of influence and most clients / patients often insult with us firstly before seeing any other health care professional . It is time that pharmacist are included at those workshops ! I look forward in seeing changes of inclusion from our health ministry .

    Clinical pharmacist .

      May 17, 2012

      I am sure I saw a senior pharmacist on TV attending that session. Well maybe one was not enough.

  12. Gee
    May 16, 2012


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