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Public Health Vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean and implications for Sustainable Development

Health systems in many Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean are fragile and are already overburdened trying to respond to the ongoing pandemic while at the same time must respond to the rising burden of Non-communicable diseases, new and emerging diseases and the impact of climate change on health. Coupled by this, is the ever-present risks of natural disasters such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and rising sea levels. 

Due to the smallness, remoteness, exposure to natural hazards and the consistent threat of climate change these tourism-dependent countries must reduce vulnerability and promote resilience, preparedness and climate change adaptation measures in order to mitigate these challenges to move towards sustainable development. 

Join us for this virtual presentation to learn more.

Dr. Rosmond Adams is a national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He is the Director of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic. He is also the President of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation (CFPA). Dr Adams is a Medical Doctor by training and is also a Public Health Specialist and a Bioethicist.  

He has worked at both the national and regional levels in areas related to health system strengthening, public health surveillance and disease prevention and control. 

He is a part-time lecturer in Research Methods and Medical Ethics. His interest is in health systems strengthening and developing resilient and sustainable systems for health in developing countries.

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Thursday, April 22 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm

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Health and Well-being, Research


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