Meeting with national security officials on Ebola preparedness

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Meeting with national security officials on Ebola preparedness


PRESS RELEASE –
On Wednesday 11th September, an Ebola sensitization exercise was conducted with heads involved in National Security within St. Lucia.

The Ministry of Health has been rolling out its multi-sectoral strategy for preventing and/or dealing with any suspected cases of Ebola reaching our ports of entry and notes that Health Security is National Security.

Present at the meeting were the Royal St. Lucia Police Force, Immigration Department, St. Lucia Fire Service, Customs and Excise Department, St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority, Foreign Affairs and officials from the Ministry of Health.

On August 8th 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) a public health event of international concern.


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