US funds project for improving health emergency and disaster response in Eastern Caribbean

(From left) Commander Elizabeth Booker, Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché US Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados Defence Force Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Glyne Sinatra Grannum, US Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, Linda Taglialatela, Dr Godfrey Xuereb, PAHO/WHO Representative, Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The United States embassy in Bridgetown, through its Military Liaison Office, will fund the development of an Emergency Medical Team (EMT) level 2 capability project within the Barbados Defence Force as part of a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) proposal.

EMT level 2 capability will afford the Barbados Defence Force the capacity of providing basic surgical expertise, life support services and…

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