Governor Tim Foy with officials at the reception for STEPS and Global School Health Survey reports launch.
ANGUILLA–Governor Tim Foy and Dina Foy hosted a reception last week to mark the accomplishments of The Ministry of Health and Social Development and key stakeholders, who have successfully completed the Global School Health Survey, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Chronic Disease Risk Factor Survey STEPS and the validation of the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis.
The three health initiatives were successfully carried out resulting in regional and international recognition by the WHO. The vast amount of information generated from the survey is being used to plan health services and determine public health priorities, as well as predict future caseloads of chronic disease and evaluate population interventions.
The event was attended by Chief Minister Victor Banks, Minister of Social Development Evans McNiel Rogers and Parliamentary Secretary Cardigan Connor. Special visiting guests included Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)/WHO Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean countries, Dr. Godfrey Xuereb and Anguilla’s UK/European Union (EU) Representative Blondel Cluff.