Dr. Pablo Duran, Regional Advisor in Perinatal Health, PAHO /WHO CLAP delivers keynote address - Regional Situation of Perinatal Health and Regional Plan of Action
Day 1: Assessment of Perinatal Health in the Region & Strategies for Regional Coordination
Above, event moderator Dr. Clyde Cave, Consultant Neonatologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.
Moderator Dr. Darlene Omeir Taylor, PAHO/WHO, facilitated group session on monitoring and evaluation of perinatal health outcomes.
It was fabulous to have all of our colleagues from the region in one place. Whilst we have met each other at various times, I think it was a great idea for us to come together at the same time to discuss shared concerns unique to our region, and to explore creative ways of partnering to overcome them. I am grateful to have participated.
Dr. Gillian Birchwood, neonatologist, Barbados
Day 2: Exploration of Clinical Interventions Within a Regional Framework
Dr. Colleen Claassen, Saint Louis University, presents CPAP therapy for treating respiratory distress in neonates
The conference highlighted the strong and weak points of perinatal care in our region, and showed how we can collaborate to achieve best practices. Listening to countries’ experiences gave us an idea of who we are and where we need to be. The topics will definitely assist us in creating protocols to improve perinatal care in our NICU.
Dr. Tyhiesia Donald, pediatrician, Grenada
The conference was timely and fruitful. It generated comradery and gave the opportunity to identify with the other participants, the struggles and challenges in their country. I was able to see that we all have similarities and if we work together much can be achieved.
Sister Magdalene Georgia Joseph, nurse, Dominica