Dr. Ismael Hoare leads health policy development effort in Grenada

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Dr. Ismael Hoare, associate professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, was invited by PAHO’s Office of Caribbean Program Coordination and the Ministry of Health in Grenada to develop a National Human Resources for Health Policy document for Grenada.

Ismael Hoare, PhD

Ismael Hoare, PhD

In support of this project, Hoare conducted two national consultation meetings in July and August that included interviews and sessions with key national stakeholders. These meetings provided necessary input for developing the national policy document. In addition, an integrated rapid assessment of Grenada’s human resources for health system was conducted through a systematic, extensive review of documents related to human resources for health in Grenada.

Dr. Ismael Hoare discusses the draft National Human Resource for Health Policy document in St. Georges, Grenada.

Dr. Hoare discusses the draft National Human Resource for Health Policy document in St. Georges, Grenada.

On Aug. 15, Hoare presented the draft National Human Resource for Health Policy document to Grenada’s Ministry of Health officials and other key stakeholders.

“The draft document was well received and has been submitted to PAHO’s Barbados Office of Caribbean Program Coordination for onward submission to the Ministry of Health in Grenada,” Hoare said.

Dr. Hoare presents the draft National Human Resource for Health Policy document in St. Georges, Grenada

Dr. Hoare presents the draft National Human Resource for Health Policy document in St. Georges, Grenada.

The final phase of the process will include review and ratification by the Ministry of Health, Grenada.

Since 2008, Hoare has served as an active member of PAHO’s Caribbean Human Resources for Health committee. Additionally, he was involved in drafting the Road Map for Strengthening the Caribbean Workforce, 2012-2017.

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