Healthcare providers urged to register for MISP workshop

PHILIPSBURG–Understanding the concept of Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health in emergency situations and the rationale for implementation in the early phase of emergency are the objectives of an MISP workshop that will be held at University of St. Martin on March 22 and 23.

Healthcare providers in the country are urged to register for the workshop. Registration can be done by sending an email to:

The workshop is a collaborative effort of the Health Ministry’s Collective Prevention Services (CPS), American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Other objectives of the workshop are to learn about MISP objectives, components and priority activities; to provide information about supply and logistics to support the MISP implementation; and to produce national trainers on MISP to facilitate future trainings.

“The end result should be increased knowledge, understanding and capacity to implement MISP in future disasters, and being a certified National MISP trainer,” it was stated in a press release on Sunday.

The workshop is for ministries responsible for health and environment matters, midwives, Red Cross, Department of Gender Affairs, Planned Parenthood, relevant Non-Governmental Organisations and the nurses association.

Additional information can be obtained by calling tel. 542-1122, 542-1222, 542-1322 or 542-1570.

Source: The Daily Herald