CARICOM supports Dominican for WHO director position

first_imgLocalNews CARICOM supports Dominican for WHO director position by: – March 16, 2012 Dr. Carissa Ettiene. Photo credit: dominicacentral.comThe Dominica government has been lobbying member states of CARICOM to support Dominican Carissa Etienne who has been widely tipped to become the director of the Pan American Health Organization.According to the Dominican leader, member states have fully endorsed and will vote for Dr. Etienne.“We have been lobbying the other member states and we had an interface at the conference with the president of Chile in that regard. He reiterated Chile’s support for her and that was adopted in the communiqué out of Suriname,” he saidSkerrit said several other Latin American countries have reiterated their support for Dr. Etienne.“That speaks importantly to the progressive and engaging foreign policies that we have been adopting over the last few years in Dominica,” he added.Skerrit also indicated that “Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua” have all given their commitment to support the Dominican candidate.Presently, Dr. Margaret Chan who hails from the People’s Republic of China is the director-general of the World Health Organization and her term will run through to June 2012.In June, 2003, Dr. Etienne was named the World Health Organization’s (WHO) new assistant director at their headquarters in Washington, DC. Dr. Etienne is currently the Assistant Director General for WHO in Geneva, prior to that she was the Assistant Director of PAHO in Washington.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Tweetcenter_img 19 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img

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