Saint Lucia develops strategy for Ebola

Saint Lucia develops strategy for Ebola

GIS – The plan includes public education and sensitization, and recommends exploration of a harmonized regional approach.

Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations has crafted a comprehensive response to the Ebola Virus Outbreak.

This response, presented by Senior Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, maps out a clear strategy that aims to combat the spread of the virus on island, should the need arise.

The objectives include the education and sensitization of health workers and the public; the enhancement of port services; having active surveillance at high risk institutions; the dissemination of general hygiene and infection control information; and the identification of isolation rooms for potential cases in designated hospitals.

The plan also involves the implementation of a communications strategy which will include Ebola sensitization sessions, the production of pamphlets, public service announcements and live television programs.

The Ministry of Health also recommended the establishment of a high level National Health Security Committee to coordinate the national response.

Other important recommendations include exploration of a regional approach to harmonize policies and the provision of adequate supplies for infection control and prevention.

The Ebola Virus Disease is a hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola Virus and is named after the Ebola River in Zaire. Symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches and loss of appetite.


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  1. "isolation rooms in hospitals"..aa was no research done before this plan was put in place. look at the case of Nigeria...they used a separate location..they did not bring this plague into their hospitals. This is madness. Please revise this to identify a SEPERATE LOCATION to quarantine the infected and a SEPARATE EBOLA RESPONSE TEAM. If you try to do this in our hospitals you are crazy, you will have disaster on your hands. PLEASE..i beg u Dr. Belmar-George. DO BETTER.


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