About Edwin Vicente Bolastig
Concurrently co-chair of Health Systems Action Network (HSAN) for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Research Associate at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, I have 14 years of experience in the health sector ranging from community-based health programme work to Municipal Health Officer, academic and clinical family and community medicine practice, programme management and policy development at the national level, and international stint as health policy, planning and financing specialist under the UNDP. Graduated in 1995 with an MD from the University of the Philippines Manila - College of Medicine and with an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing in 2005, jointly from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics.
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University of Trinidad and Tobago
Website: http://www.utt.edu.tt/ Type: Academic Institution Country: Trinidad and Tobago About: The vision of UTT is to be the National Institution of higher learning and research for socio-economic and technological development that: (a) Inculcates in the graduates a set of overarching skills - metaskills - that help them navigate the new and emerging technologies in the national and global contexts, and (b) Through its R & D activities, brings and keeps Trinidad and Tobago in the Vanguard of engineering and technology in niche areas of key importance, such as natural gas is to the nation.
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Edwin Vicente Bolastig started a discussion "Integrating TB services into Primary Health Care". in the TB Infection Control community.
Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your continuing interest in health systems strengthening initiatives, especially as it relates to TB Infection control programmes. Here's a follow-up question I have in mind related to this discussion: Most TB experts are advocating for the integration of TB services into primary health care as ...
Edwin Vicente Bolastig started a discussion "Addressing Health Systems Weaknesses that Hinder Implementation of TB IC Programs". in the TB Infection Control community.
Dear Colleagues, In your experience, what have you observed as weaknesses in health systems that tend to hinder the successful implementation of TB Infection control programmes in developing countries? What were some of the more successful measures undertaken to address them?
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