hazeld@gov.ms • Brades, Montserrat• 1 664 491 2880 / 1 664 496 5326

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Objective

To become an integral part of the network of Caribbean Public Health Professionals who improve the health landscape of the region through excellence in public health practice.

 

Education

Diploma – Medical Laboratory Technology          Graduated – 1990

College of Arts, Science & Technology, Kingston, Jamaica

  • Honours

Bachelor of Health Science                                         Graduated – 1997

University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica

  • First Class Honours

Master of Science – Epidemiology                           Graduated – 2001

University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Work Experience & Achievements

Medical Laboratory Technologist: 1990 – 1999; 2001 – 2006;

Glendon Hospital Laboratory, | Ministry of Health & Community Services, Montserrat

  • Reduced the turn-around times for Biochemistry and Haematology Assays by 40% in the last 5 years;
  • Maintained >95% accuracy in External Quality Assurance Testing

National Epidemiologist: 2006 – Present

Ministry of Health, | Ministry of Health & Social Services, Montserrat

  • Lead the Team in successfully managing several communicable disease outbreaks;
  • Lead the Communicable Disease Surveillance Team that won the PAHO Award for Excellence in Communicable Disease Surveillance in 2009; and 2nd place in the two subsequent biennia;
  • Lead the National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Team in successfully planning for and eventually containing the spread of the H1N1 pandemic influenza strain in 2008 – 2009;
  • Focal point for the development of the Ministry of Health’s Strategic Plan since 2008.

 

Competencies:

  • Communicable Disease Surveillance:
    • Desirable attributes of a communicable disease surveillance system
    • Monitoring and evaluation of a communicable disease surveillance system
    • Mentoring of staff at reporting sites of the surveillance system
  • HIV Response:
    • Surveillance of HIV and AIDS
    • Case-Based Surveillance for HIV using guidelines developed by CAREC
    • Developing & implementing Monitoring & Evaluation frameworks for HIV programmes
    • Multi-sectoral response to prevention, care and treatment of HIV.
  • Management Development for Middle Managers
    • Human Resource management
    • Financial Resource Management
    • Supplies Management
    • Administrative Law
  • Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance
    • PAHO Step-wise Approach to NCD surveillance
  • Contingency planning for emerging or re-emerging public health threats
    • Planning for public health emergencies
    • Risk communication in public health emergencies, using the WHO approved approach
  • Policy Formulation & Implementation
  • Design & Implementation of a National Electronic Health Information System
  • Design & Implementation of Health Programmes utilizing the DFID Model

 

Research Experience

A Survey of Knowledge, Attitude & Practices of Nursing Staff to Hepatitis B, at the Glendon Hospital, 1997. Lead Investigator

An Evaluation of the Communicable Disease Surveillance System on Montserrat, 2001. Masters Thesis

A Survey of the HIV/STI-related Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices & Behaviour of the 2006 Graduating Class of the Montserrat Secondary School. Co-Investigator

A Survey of the HIV/STI-related Knowledge, Attitude, Practices & Behaviour of the 2007 Graduating Class of the Montserrat Secondary School.   Co-Investigator

The Experience of Mothers on the Obstetric Ward of the Glendon Hospital, 2011 & 2012 – A Quality of Care Survey. Lead Investigator

 

Teaching Experience

  • Part-time lecturer in Nursing Programme, Montserrat Community College, 2007-2010
    • Introduction to Epidemiology
    • Introduction to Microbiology

 

Other Public Health Involvement

  • Seconded to the Hospital & Healthcare Improvement Project as Lead of the NCD Team, 2012 – 2014;
    • Lead the Team that facilitated Health Camps for children at risk of obesity, 2013 and 2014;
    • Coordinator of the One Love, One Heart Campaign, 2014
  • Coordinator of the education component of the Ministry of Health’s Fitness Challenges:
    • Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, 2009 – Awarded 1st place in the CFNI Regional Health Promotion Competition;
    • Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, 2010
    • Healthy Hearts – Fitness Challenge, 2013
  • Member of the Ministry of Health’s Focal Point Team for compliance with the revised International Health Regulations;