Regional mental health professionals trained to respond in aftermath of natural disaster

 From left - Ms. Sandra Jones, Acting PAHO Subregional Program Coordinator Caribbean and Mr. Daniel Best, Director of Projects, CDB / Photo Credit: PAHO/WHO Caribbean Subregional Program Coordination

As the Region prepares for possible impacts from the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have embarked on a project to build resilience and psychosocial support across the Caribbean.

Over the period July 9 to 12, mental health professionals from across the Region will attend a Training-of-Trainers workshop at PAHO’s offices in Barbados. The objective is to establish a roster of persons who can be mobilized to affected countries in the event of a natural disaster, to provide mental health and psychosocial support. In addition, participants will be provided with the tools to conduct additional training in their home countries.

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