Providenciales, 20 Jan 2015 – HAPPENING NOW Health and Tourism team up for safer hotel environment in an effort to protect the country’s number one industry.
Dr Shandey Malcolm, Deputy Director of Epidemiology has been appointed leader of the national campaign for enhanced synergy between health and tourism.
CARPHA in country for the two day workshop where a national plan is being formed as health and hotel and tourism professionals fill the Occasions conference room for day one of the sessions.
Health Data, Public Health Concerns and their impact, Prevention of foodborne disease in hotels, Food & Environment safety activities and prevention of Norovirus are on today’s agenda.
Dr Lisa Indar is in from CARPHA and at the opening this morning said this initiative has been years in the making.
Effects of Norovirus on the TCI Tourism industry two years ago, Dengue Fever and ChikV have all given reason for pause; officials say the aim is to be on the side of prevention.
The training event is sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Human Services, the TC Hotel and Tourism Association, tge TCI Tourist Board and CARPHA.