Lessons from the Caribbean Region’s Global Health Security Agenda Roadmap
Infectious disease epidemics pose global and regional health security threats. Recent experience in the Caribbean region with vector-borne diseases such as Zika and Chikungunya, and the threat of Ebola, highlight the need for national and regional multi-sectoral cooperation and preparedness. This is a particular challenge for small health systems, in economies that are highly dependent on tourism. But how can stakeholders across several countries and from diverse sectors find common ground and coordinate across countries, regional institutions, development partners and public and private sectors? This session presents the Global Health Security Agenda Caribbean Region Five-Year Roadmap as an example of how to facilitate such a process at the regional level.
Speakers: Lisa Tarantino, Abt Associates; Lauren Hartel, Abt Associates; Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, Abt Associates