Montserrat and all member countries in the Organisation for Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have been invited to take advantage of Martinique’s early detection cancer facilities.
Speaking during the opening of the 4th Council of Ministers of Health of the OECS which took place in Martinique November 8 – 10, 2017, Alfred Marie-Jeanne President of the Territorial Collective of Martinique said “Our Cyclotron and Trep Scan, dedicated to the early detection of cancer, are also intended to be yours. It aims to structure a real nuclear medicine sector at the Caribbean level.”
Marie-Jeanne said all of the islands including Martinique share the same acute challenges as it relates to financing health care “hence the need for a response based on the potential of the human, technical and technological resources already available in our various territories.”
“I remain convinced of the benefits of prevention and opportunities to strengthen awareness-raising operations that we can lead by pooling our efforts,” he added.
This was the first time that the Council of Ministers of Health of the OECS and the Board of Directors of the Central Purchasing Office of the OECS were held for the first time in Martinique. Montserrat’s Hon. Minister of Health Delmaude Ryan was in attendance.