PAHO Director to pay official visit to Dominica

PAHO Director will pay official visit to her homeland
PAHO Director will pay official visit to her homeland

Director of the Pan American Health Organization and Regional Director of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dominican, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, will make her first official visit to Dominica from July 6-7, 2015, the Ministry of Health has announced.

The PAHO director will be accompanied by Dr Godfrey Xuereb, PAHO/WHO Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

According to a release from the ministry, Dr. Etienne will arrive on Saturday July 4th and will be greeted by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Environment, the Chief Protocol Officer and  foreign service officers.

She will pay courtesy calls on President of Dominica Charles Savarin, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Minister for Health and Environment Dr. Kenneth Darroux and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs Francine Baron.

The Massacre-born Dominican will also visit the Laplaine Health District on Monday July 6, 2015 and a Centenarian in that community.

On Tuesday July 7, 2015, Dr. Etienne will hold discussions with with Ministry of Health Core Managers on National Health Issues and PAHO Technical Support for Dominica

She will also meet with Cabinet and host a press conference

The PAHO Director’s visit will end with a reception under the patronage of the Minister for Health and The Environment in the State House Conference Facility.

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  1. The Calabash
    July 6, 2015

    From Fromage Hill/Massacre to this role….wow!! Anything is indeed Possible.
    That is the positive message we should all be conveying at this time.

    Congrats to my fellow villager (Fromage Hill)

  2. Patriotic B
    July 6, 2015

    WOW WOW WOW I am just surprised by the negative comments. And to think Dr Etienne is our very own.

  3. July 6, 2015

    % I have a wonderful recipe for PINEZ soup. I can pass it on to you, as you seem to be obsessed with PINEZ.

  4. The Real Facts
    July 5, 2015

    Welcome home Carissa, even though it is on an official visit and is short. Have a pleasant visit.
    I have not seen you in years. Well, someday if the Good Lord wills.
    You have done extremely well. The people of Massacre are obviously very proud of you.
    You are one whom all youths should also emulate.
    It shows, if students apply themselves, note how far they could reach be it in another career.

    God bless you!

  5. Ayn Rand
    July 5, 2015

    We don’t need more meeting, what we need is insulin and bed bug spray!

    • The Real Facts
      July 5, 2015

      Here is an opportunity to learn more about health matters and hopefully eliminate using insulin.
      Have you considered what is the cause of bed bugs? How at least one originated and they infest some buildings? Why and others not?

  6. Watcher
    July 5, 2015

    We will need much more than an official visit from the PAHO director to redirect and save the people of Dominica from this Ministry of “ill-health”.
    They just don’t have what it takes.
    Hope we will hear her assessment of the state of things.

  7. fooled
    July 5, 2015

    The people of Dominica have been fooled over and over again by this corrupt Skerritt DLP Gov’t. Back memory lane

    Didn’t Skerritt, years ago, tell us about the 4-pillar projects that the Chinese would fund and undertake when DA and China established diplomatic links? That was, he boasted, in the MOU signed. The same MOU Dominicans have not seen. The same MOU that Dominicans have not been allowed, by their Gov’t, to see/read for their own info.

    Remember, the 4-pillar projects were:
    – Portsmouth-Roseau road rehab
    – Sports stadium
    – Extension Grammar School
    – New Hospital

    Just recently, Skerritt signed a $300 million loan with a private Chinese firm. Part of that huge loan would be for Chinese to build their hotel in PWC area. Another part would go towards the building of the new hospital.

    But if Skerritt told us that the Chinese would fund totally the New hospital as per the MOU, why the loan for again building of that new hospital? Whose fools are we Mr…

    • The Real Facts
      July 5, 2015

      I do not see where your comments come in, in this article?
      What has it got to do with the PAHO Director’s visit?

  8. Truth be Told
    July 5, 2015

    I would love to hear her assessment of the state of the health service in Dominica…

  9. Blessed
    July 5, 2015

    Meeting meeting meeting……anything to help this slack healthcare system in d country?
    its a big mess here….please we need help and order….too much talk…….action time

  10. celia maxwell
    July 5, 2015

    As registered nurse I feel very proud indeed. “Welcome Dr. Etienne in your capacity as the director “. Big up to the my Minister of Health, my PS and her staff.

  11. July 5, 2015

    Some of us are just such imbeciles. We open our mouth and spouts out bile. % I would advise you go consult a dictionary to try to expand your vocabulary and maybe just maybe you may have something more constructive to say.

    I commend the good lady Clarisa Etienne on her achievement and sincerely hope that ALL DOMINICANS will benefit from her visit.

    • %
      July 5, 2015

      Are you a berk or a pinhead? Are you a fawning parasite of Skerrit or one of his minions? You must tell me which.

      • Kid On The Block
        July 5, 2015

        @% The one you are of Lennox and the UWP, Malaprop!

      • %
        July 5, 2015

        @Kid on The Block You are so broke I am certain that you cannot buy a dictionary. The Red Clinic money is just to buy a loaf. Like FAST N IDIOT, I have you in my book as a classical berk and pinhead.

  12. Peeps with ears 2 the ground
    July 4, 2015

    And after that now? As My friend would say when we were kids Lol!

  13. diablo
    July 4, 2015

    Welcome home great and faithful servant!!

  14. BEB
    July 4, 2015

    Well done Dr. Etienne , we are all proud of u for ur visit and the visit to our White house.

  15. %
    July 4, 2015

    Will she be taken to the PENEZ MARGARETE HOSPITAL (PMH)?

      July 5, 2015

      @%, If you come for her, she surely will. Maybe she might advice you how to get rid of those you have at your home.

      • %
        July 5, 2015

        @FAST N IDIOT I wont ask you if you are a berk or a pinhead. I KNOW FULLY WELL YOU ARE A SUPERLATIVELY unintelligible individual.Should I hide the PENEZ issue. Hypocrites like you would. I WONT!

        July 5, 2015

        @% Why should you hide the PENEZ issue when you are desperately in need of help to eradicate those you have at your house?

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