Thursday, October 30, 2003 - St. Lucia is the pilot country for a Pan
American Health Organization (PAHO), funded training workshop, targeted at
health care providers stationed at health centres. The workshop, an initiative
of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), will take place
towards the end of November.
Consultant to the Pan American Health Organization and the National Emergency
Management Organization Arturo Lopez, says he is now in discussion with head
nurses of the various health centres, on an appropriate and workable plan that
would guide the exercise.
“We will design the whole two week training course where participants will be
exposed to the basic theoretical concepts of disaster management, their
functions during and after an emergency or disaster, and how to write emergency
procedures,” Lopez said.
The recommendations emanating from the training workshop, will be submitted to
the Pan American Health Organization. It is the intention of PAHO to replicate
lessons learnt from this pilot workshop, in other Caribbean countries.