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From The Bahamas to Barbados: Sharing Lessons Learned to Roll-out PrEP throughout the Caribbean

Date
19 Jun, 2019
Time
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue

Virtual via Go-to-Webinar (Link in event summary)

Organiser
Dr Shanti Singh-Anthony
Contact

pancap@caricom.org

Event Summary

Presenter

Dr Nikkiah Forbes, Director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Programme at the Bahamas Ministry of Health, Consultant in Infectious Disease at the Princess Margaret Hospital and Doctors Hospital and an Associate Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, School of Clinical Medicine and Research (SCMR), Bahamas.

About the webinar 

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) continues to be one of the most talked about innovations in the Region’s public health sector. Dr Nikkiah Forbes will provide an update on the implementation of PrEP in The Bahamas with a detailed illustration of the lessons learnt and the implementation experiences of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Programme at the Bahamas Ministry of Health.

The participants of the PANCAP Knowledge for Health Learning Journey will also share their experiences including the aspects of The Bahamas PrEP programme which they found valuable to their work implementation.

Details 

Topic – “From The Bahamas to Barbados: Sharing Lessons Learned to Roll-out PrEP throughout the Caribbean”

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019

Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM GYT

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More on the Presenter 

Dr Nikkiah Forbes is the Director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Programme at the Bahamas Ministry of Health. She is a Consultant in Infectious Disease at the Princess Margaret Hospital and Doctors Hospital and an Associate Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, School of Clinical Medicine and Research (SCMR), Bahamas.

Dr Forbes graduated medical school from The University of the West Indies with honours in surgery and was the first recipient of the SCMR’s Cecil Bethel Award as the top graduate in her class in 2002. During her postgraduate speciality training in Internal Medicine, she was appointed the Chief Resident in Medicine at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. After residency, Dr Forbes completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kingston, Jamaica, in conjunction with the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine. She is actively engaged in medical research and presents her work at national, regional and international scientific meetings including the Infectious Disease Society of America of which she is a member.