IHR network conference officially opens in Statia | THE DAILY HERALD

IHR Network Conference attendees at the opening reception at the Boardwalk Café on Gallows Bay.

 ST. EUSTATIUS–The International Health Regulation (IHR) Network Conference opened Tuesday evening with a reception at the Boardwalk Café. During the reception Government Commissioner Marcolino “Mike” Franco gave a few opening remarks and welcomed those present.

There were various speeches made throughout the night. The Aloei Dancers entertained everyone with their moves and the Comforters group entertained the gathering with their voices.

The conference started on Monday, June 18, with a pre-conference that lasted for two days. During the pre-conference, participants discussed vector control projects and plans. At the same time, the capacity improvement of the various laboratories was expected to be dealt with. The conference will end on Friday, June 22.

The IHR Network Conference is a platform whereby all public healthcare organisations of the former Netherlands Antilles and the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM come together to ensure that the Kingdom meets the IHR requirements. These rules are drawn up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) whereby the Kingdom has committed itself in a treaty.

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