Thirty‐five professionals from 14 Caribbean countries took part in the regional One Health Leadership Series held at the Turtle Beach Hotel on Tuesday (11 November, 2014).
The University of the West Indies collaborated with several organisations (PAHO/WHO, FAO, CIRAD and the Ministries of Agriculture of Grenada, Guyana and St. Kitts and Nevis) to implement the project.
The participants from the health,agricultural and environmental sectors were competitively chosen for the start of the two-year series that includes the development of small‐scale national One Health projects and a Caribbean One Health network.
The series will train and connect a core regional group of One Health Leaders, selected from multiple sectors including state, non-governmental, private, academic and community-based, to strengthen the Caribbean’s veterinary, public health and environmental services.
The workshop will focus on the design and management of One Health policies, programmes and projects, and the advance of more holistic scientific solutions to address emerging and endemic problems that limit food security, animal production and food safety. The project aims to increase food security and animal health and production in Caribbean countries.