Special CARICOM meeting on Ebola and chik-V today
Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are meeting in Trinidad and Tobago today, to discuss the threat of the Ebola and chikungunya viruses (chik-V).
The 17th Special Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government is being used to review action being taken regarding the current challenging public health issues facing the CARICOM region.
It is expected that the Heads will arrive at an agreement on a way forward.
In September, Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, called for the special meeting of CARICOM to discuss the public health issues.
The call was reiterated by Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas of St Kitts Nevis, the lead head-of-government for HIV/AIDS within CARICOM.
At today's meeting, CARICOM Heads will also seek to arrive at a consensus with regard to the CARICOM candidate for the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General.
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