Ministry Of Health Official Addresses Population Growth

Dorothea-Hazel-200x300An official in the Ministry of Health believes it is critical for the development of a Population Policy which gives serious consideration to the implications for the health system. Epidemiologist Dorothea Hazel says while she agrees that a Policy is needed, it must have clear rules and guidelines that govern the process for population increase.

The long-term target of Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Plan is for Montserrat’s population to increase to 9000 by 2020.

Miss Hazel claims that an increased population will have an impact on the housing and education sectors as well as the health system which she says is currently already challenged to provide basic health care.

Dorothea Hazel