Ministry of health wins surveillance award
The immunization Programme of the countries of the Caribbean Community has been one of the most successful and is used as a benchmark by which other programmes are measured.
An annual Caribbean Surveillance Award has been established to recognize countries that have performed outstandingly on the surveillance component of their program during the previous year.
Dr. Paul Ricketts said it is a great honor to be recognized for outstanding work in EPI surveillance report.
He expressed gratitude to all members of the health teams who contributed towards the process.
Ms. Florestine Lewis said she is elated that Dominica has finally won first place.
Over the years Dominica has been receiving second and third places. “I want the award to remain in Dominica. I am urging the health care providers to continue reporting and send in the samples in a timely manner,” she said.