Timothy plans to make improvements in health service within five years

Health Minister Julius Timothy. Sean Douglas photo

Minister of Health Julius Timothy says his ministry is hoping to bring significant advancement to Dominica’s health “situation” within the next five years.

Over the past two days health officials have been meeting with the Representative of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Dr. Gina Watson, to review Dominica’s response to public health issues.

At a press conference today, Timothy pointed to the development of a pandemic influenza plan and national mechanisms for implementation of international health regulations, as part of the progress made.

“Attention was placed on a number of policy documents including the strategic plan for health, oral health policy, maternal child health manual, policy on health ageing, mental health policy… assessment was also undertaken on vector control program, and support for food safety and occupational health and safety programs.”

Timothy also noted the chronic non-communicable diseases implementation of the Port of Spain Declaration geared at addressing the issue of chronic non-communicable diseases in Dominica.

The PAHO meanwhile, has expressed further commitment to help guide policies pertaining to public health in Dominica.

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7 Comments

  1. Chawe
    February 26, 2010

    hmm…………i doe hear nutting bout nurses and doctors salary…..in d next five years too??? time will tell!!!! let me wait patiently

  2. bawi pose'
    February 26, 2010

    ok next prime minister in the waiting

  3. child
    February 26, 2010

    5 years .that mean in his campaigne for 2015 election he will be elaborating on that …mr prime minister dont forget that you said if the not performing you will replace them

  4. 100% D/A
    February 25, 2010

    Ok my mistake the saying said within the five years , so hopefully i hope am right meaning as the five years goes by there will be improvement at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

  5. WILDLIFE
    February 25, 2010

    GOOD TO SEE AND HEAR YOU THERE I THOUGHT YOU WENT AND SLEEP. THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM NEEDS THAT DEVLOPEMENT.TRY TO EMPLOY MORE PEOPLE IN ENVIORMENTAL HEATHY PLEASE THERE ARE MEAN THINGS THAT THEY NEED TO LOOK INTO. WHERE WASTE WATER AND TOILET WATER FLOWING IN PEOPLE YARDS AND THERE ARE CHILDERN THERE LIVING. I AM SUFFERING WITH THAT PROPLEM. I DO KNOW WHERE TO GO NEXT. BUT ANYWAY GOOD JOB. I KNOW YOU WILL ASHEIVE THAT GOAL.

  6. 100% D/A
    February 25, 2010

    It’s about time BUT FIVE YEARS! embah…… they not saying two years FIVE! well at lease start with something to hold the people for five years with this empty hospital they have taking care of people and most never make it they die . Five years is a long time especially when it has to do with people health even if D/A has had this hospital situation for a while. They got to try to do something even if is half of it before the five years. So much could happen in five years.

  7. HMMMN
    February 25, 2010

    MRI, ENDOSCOPES,ARTHROSCOPES ETC ETC

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