29 UNV Medical Doctors provide support to the Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago

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03 April 2015
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

29 United Nations Volunteers Medical Doctors (General Practitioner) provide their support to the Ministry of Health Trinidad and Tobago. Health care delivery in Trinidad and Tobago is patterned after the British Firm system where health care is provided through major hospitals, smaller regional hospitals as well as health clinics, which service the out-lying areas.

29 United Nations Volunteers Medical Doctors (General Practitioner) provide their support to the Ministry of Health Trinidad and Tobago to improve the standard of health care delivery at primary health care centres, like this one in Tabaquite. (Photo: UNV Trinidad and Tobago, 2015)

29 United Nations Volunteers Medical Doctors (General Practitioner) provide their support to the Ministry of Health Trinidad and Tobago. Health care delivery in Trinidad and Tobago is patterned after the British Firm system where health care is provided through major hospitals, smaller regional hospitals as well as health clinics, which service the out-lying areas.

The objective of this technical assistance project is to assist the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in improving the standard of health care delivery at primary health care centres by addressing the current shortage of doctors posted to primary health care centres.

Through the provision of 29 trained medical staff recruited through the United Nations Volunteer programme, the Ministry of Health can achieve its objective to increase the opening hours of health centres throughout the country, thereby improving the level of service delivery being meted out to the population. The targeted beneficiaries of this assistance to the Government will be the general population, in particular, the middle to low income bracket who are the main clients of the public health care system. This project is also fully consistent with Government's priority of addressing the issues of poverty through the provision of and ensuring access to essential social services, system where health care is provided through major hospitals, smaller regional hospitals as well as health clinics, which service the out-lying areas.