Health

 

TRAINING

(I) SHORT COURSES/ SEMINAR/WORKSHOPS

 

Study Tours Training Programmes under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project entitled, “HIV and Human Development in the Caribbean”.  The main objective of the study tours was to expose personnel of organizations currently engaged in HIV/AIDS response programmes to other programmes in the region, which can be beneficial to the enhancement of a quality response to the epidemic. – February 2008

AIDS Strategy and Action Plan Training Workshop on Epidemiological and Economic Tools for HIV/AIDS Strategic Planning for regional HIV/AIDS Program Manager and technicians.  Coordinated and sponsored by the World Bank, UNAIDS, The National Institute for Public Health and The Health Economics Unit the University of the West Indies – The National Institute for Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico June 4 to 15  2007.

Caribbean HIV/AIDS Projects Implementation and Training workshop: Accelerating Implementation by Sharing Experiences of HIV/AIDS Program Managers and Partners and Training in Developing National Strategic Plans.  Castries, St. Lucia - December 4 to 8, 2006

Training Workshop for PANCAP/IDA Project on Procurement and Financing. Sponsored by the World Bank.  Cascadia Hotel, Trinidad – December 2 to 4, 2004

Training Workshop for National AIDS Programmes in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and the Establishment of the Country Response Information System (CRIS).  Sponsored by UNAIDS.  Cascadia Hotel, Trinidad – June 16 to 18, 2003.

“HIV/AIDS in South Africa: Private Sector Impacts and Responses”.  Health Economics Unit open seminar.  The University of the West Indies, Trinidad – April, 2003.

The 1st Caribbean Labour Policy Conference 2003 entitled “Labour & Employment Relations Policies in the New Caribbean Economy”.  UWI, Mona and the Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto, Mona Business School, Jamaica – April, 2003.

 

Health Care Delivery: The Way Forward.  Health Economics Unit open seminar.  The University of the West Indies, Trinidad – March, 2003.

 

Caribbean Indicators and Measurement Tools (CIMT) for the Evaluation of National AIDS Programme.  Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) training workshop on use and application of CIMT.   Cascadia Hotel, Trinidad – March, 2003.

Costing of Health Services.  Seminar conducted for staff of the Kingstown General Hospital and other staff of the Ministry of Health and the Environment, St. Vincent and the Grenadines - 1998.

Training Session on Costing of Health Services: With Emphasis on Hospital Services. Training conducted for staff of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance and other agencies, Jamaica - 1996.

Costing of Health Services - Cost Effectiveness and Cost Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Applications.  Training workshop for senior Management and Technical staff of the Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex - 1993.

 

(II) THESIS SUPERVISION (M.Sc.)

 

Poverty and Poverty Alleviation Programmes: The Caribbean Experience – 2005

Measuring the Macro-Economic Importance of Pension Fund Investment in Trinidad and Tobago – 2005

 

The Development Impact of Social Expenditure:  A Review of the Literature with an Application to the Caribbean – October 2004

 

Impact of HIV/AIDS on Trinidad and Tobago: The Identification of an Appropriate Measurement Framework – October 2004.

Towards the Reorientation of Social Sector Spending in Trinidad and Tobago:  Linking Human Development to Economic Growth – October 2004

 

Modelling & Setting up the Basis for Empirical Investigation of Road Traffic Accident Costing in Trinidad and Tobago – October 2004.

 

An Economic Analysis of the Role of the State in the Provision and Financing of Health Care.  UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad - 2002.

Cost of Diabetes at Public Health Facilities in Trinidad and Tobago – 2002.

Impact of HIV/AIDS on Trinidad and Tobago: The Identification of an Appropriate Measurement Framework – 2002.

 

An Economic Analysis of the Role of the State in the Provision and Financing of Health Care.  UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad2002.

Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS on Tourism in Trinidad and Tobago – 2002.

 

HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean: Impact and Response – 1999.

The Behaviour of Hospital Costs in Developing Countries: Lessons for CARICOM Countries.

Social Insurance in the English Speaking Caribbean.

The Economics of Intersectoral Collaboration in Health: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago.

Hospital Costing in Developing Countries: Lessons for Caricom Countries - 1998.

An Economic Approach Towards the Development of a Screening programme for Cancer of the Cervix in Trinidad and Tobago:  A Cost Recovery Model for the Public Sector - 1999.

 

Primary Health in Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique:  An Evaluation of Effectiveness and Prognosis for the Future – 1998.

Towards a Framework for Examining the Interrelationship between Health and the Economy – 1998.

An Examination of Demand of Cost Issues in Health Care Financing:  The Case of Grenada General Hospital – 1996.

An Examination of the Role of Demand Analysis in the Formation and Implementation of Health Care Policy - 1995.

A Framework for Monitoring the Efficiency of Resource Use in the Health Sector:  A Case Study of Trinidad and Tobago - 1995.

Health Care Financing in Trinidad and Tobago: The Case of User Charges - 1995.

Health Care Demand and Health Care Needs in a Developing Economy:  A review of the Financial Issues - 1995.

Appropriate Financing of the Health Sector – 1995.

 

(III) THESIS SUPERVISION (MPhil/PhD)

 

Strategic Educational Management and Leadership Challenges in the Caribbean.

 

A Cross Sectional Study of the Impact of Adverse Health on Household Welfare in Trinidad and Tobago: Towards Further Understanding of the Health – Poverty Nexus. 

Institutional Arrangements and their Implications for the Implementation of National HIV/AIDS Policies in Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados.

Health Technology Assessment

Health Insurance Reforms in the Caribbean.  Nuffield Institute Oxford. U.K.

 


TECHNICAL REPORTS & PROJECTS

 

Guidelines on Law, Ethics and Human Rights and HIV/AIDS – On behalf of the Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS - 2007

 

Second Interim Report - Financial Model Report: Projected Revenue & Expenditure For The NHIP Of The BVI –Submitted to the BVI Government - February 2007.

 

First Interim Report –This report consist of the following reports.

The Cost Of Health Services In The British Virgin Islands 2005 - 1st Draft

Actuarial Benchmark Analysis Of The Demand For And Cost Of Health Services In The BVI.

An Assessment Of The Health System, Services and Situation

Macroeconomic Profile –British Virgin Islands

Information Technology Implementation Plan: Integrated National Health Information System for BVI

Organization And Development Framework Study

 

HIV/AIDS and Human Development in the Caribbean 2006-2008 – A Project being done for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

 

Costing of Health Programs in Small Islands States – A Project under the World Bank IDA PANCAP Fund.  Executed by the Caribbean Community acting through the CARICOM Secretariat to support the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) with the goal of expanding, consolidating and effectively coordinating support in an effort to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on the human and economic development of the Caribbean region – July 2006 to present.

To Design and Support The Implementation of a National Health Insurance System in the British Virgin Islands – A Project done for the Government of the British Virgin Islands – June 2006 to present.

Evaluation Study of the Bahamas HIV/AIDS Programme – A Project under the World Bank IDA PANCAP Fund.  Executed by the Caribbean Community acting through the CARICOM Secretariat to support the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) with the goal of expanding, consolidating and effectively coordinating support in an effort to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on the human and economic development of the Caribbean region – January 2007.

 

Foreign Direct Investment And Health In The Caribbean.  This study aims to explain the growth process of Caribbean economies and also to measure the importance of investments in health to the process of economic growth in these countries.  A study done under a PAHO/WHO Fellowship Grant. - December 2006.

 

Review Of Socioeconomic Conditions In CAREC Member Countries (CMCS) – This report was done for Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) – August 2006

Country Implementation of the Integrated Health Care Systems Response to Rapid Population Ageing in Developing Countries (INTRA) – The overall scope of this study is to provide in-depth information on the current provisions of health and social services for older persons (50+) and assess how they could be potentially improved to face current challenges.  Project done for the World Health Organization – (WHO) Geneva – February 2006

 

Strengthening the Community of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS and Those Affected by HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean – A Community Based Initiative. A Global Fund Programme Project, with the HEU as a sub-recipient receiving a grant from the Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS. (CRN+), the principal grant recipient – September 2005 to present.

 

The Economic Cost of Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence in Trinidad and Tobago Article in Proceedings of the National Conference on Revisiting Abuse: The Impact on the Individual Family and National Community.  A conference hosted by the Rape Crisis of Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with, the Ministry of Social Development, First Citizen Caribbean International Bank, mamaCash and UNIFEM at Royal Palm Suite Hotel Trinidad – July 2005

 

A Situation Analysis of Children Orphaned and Vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in Trinidad and Tobago. This project entails the conduct of an assessment of the causal factors behind the epidemic particularly as it relates to the child. Project being done for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – August 2004 to December 2005.

The Trinidad and Tobago National Human Development Report 2003.  This report focuses on HIV/AIDS and its impact on all facets of human development in Trinidad and Tobago. It is being done for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Trinidad - December 2005.

 

Responding to HIV/AIDS Crisis: Towards a Determination of National and Regional Resources Mobilization Capability.  Project being done for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Trinidad - December 2004.

 

HIV/AIDS Economic Impact Study on Guyana.  This study is part of the European Union Institutional Strengthening Project, which aims at building capacity in several regional institutions to assist in the fight against HIV/AIDS – 2003 – 2004.

HIV/AIDS Economic Impact Study on Suriname.  This study is part of the European Union Institutional Strengthening Project, which aims at building capacity in several regional institutions to assist in the fight against HIV/AIDS – 2003 –2004.

Five-Year National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago: January 2003 - December 2007. A Final report submitted to the United Nations Development Programme, Trinidad – October, 2002.

 

National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2003 to 2007, Expanding the Response: Reaping the Benefits. A Draft Final Report submitted to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica – September, 2002.

Rapid Assessment Study of HIV/AIDS in Dominica.  A Draft Report submitted to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica – September, 2002.

A Nation Responds: HIV/AIDS in St. Kitts and Nevis – The Cost of the National Strategic Plan.

A report submitted to the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis – May, 2002.

An Economic Approach to Costing Diabetes in the Caribbean.  A report submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, The UWI Mona Jamaica – September, 2001.

A Situational and Response Analysis of HIV/AIDS in Trinidad.  A report presented to Caribbean Epidemiology Center (CAREC) – August, 2001.

Health and Equity in Jamaica.  Contribution to a UNDP/PAHO study - 1999.

Macroeconomic and Socio-economic Profiles.  Presented to the Ministry of Health and the Environment, St Vincent and the Grenadines – May, 1999.

Legislative Framework - Proposed National Health Insurance Plan for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Presented to the Ministry of Health and the Environment, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – May, 1999.

The Cost of Health Services in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Presented to the Ministry of Health and the Environment, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – May, 1999.

Organization and Development Framework - Proposed National Health Insurance Plan for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Presented to the Ministry of Health and the Environment, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – May, 1999.

Policy Framework of the NHIP.  Presented to the Ministry of Health and the Environment, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – May, 1999.

Proposed Financial Model - Proposed National Health Insurance Plan for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Presented to the Ministry of Health and the Environment, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – May, 1999.

Private Corporate Health Expenditure in CARICOM Countries: Context and Measurement - Volume II.  A Health Economics Policy Study of Antigua-Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D. C. (Ongoing)

Health and Tourism: A Case Study of Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and the Dominican Republic. Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) - 1999.

Health and Poverty in the Caribbean: An Analytical Review of Living Standards and Poverty Surveys (Six countries). Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Barbados and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D.C. - 1997.

The Macro Economic Implications of the National Health Insurance Plan for Jamaica. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)/Health Reform Unit, Jamaica. – November, 1997.

Cost Estimation and Evaluation of Services Offered at the Mayaro District Hospital. A Report submitted to the Eastern Regional Health Authority, Trinidad, West Indies - October, 1997.

Cost Analysis of Secondary Health Care Services in Jamaica.  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) / Health Reform Unit, Jamaica. - August, 1997.

Health Reform Initiatives in Small Developing Countries.  A study done in conjunction with The University of the West Indies (UWI) and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) - 1997.

Private Corporate Health Expenditure in CARICOM Countries: Context and Measurement - Volume I.  A Health Economics Policy Study of Dominica, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago - 1997.

Estimating the Cost of Selected Hospital Services in Jamaica, 1994/95: Cornwall Regional Hospital, Spanish Town Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital.  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) / Health Reform Unit, Jamaica - 1996.

The Identification and Costing of A Basic Package of Health Services for Jamaica.  Ministry of Health, Jamaica - 1996.

Caribbean Regional Health Study (Contributor).  Caribbean Group for Corporation in Economic Development.  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) - May, 1996.

Victoria Hospital St. Lucia: Cost of Health Care (1994/1995).  Contributed to a report done for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Health Policy Management Unit (HPMU), Castries, St. Lucia – April, 1996.

General Hospital: Cost of Selected Items and Services (1990 and 1993).  A Report done for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Health Policy Management Unit (HPMU), Castries, St. Lucia - February, 1996.

Analysis of the Investment Process in the Environment and Health in Barbados.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D. C., 1996.

An Overview of the Socio-Economic Conditions in the Caribbean and the Impact on Health.  Done as part of the input for Health Conditions in the Caribbean.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Barbados - 1996.

Health Sector Reform and Development in the Caribbean: Socio-Economic and Political Context (1960 - Present).  A paper for the CARICOM Ministers of Health Conference – November, 1995.

Poverty Reduction Strategies: The Role of Health and Education (A Trinidad and Tobago Perspective).  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D.C. - 1995.

Analysis of the Investment Process in the Environment and Health in St. Kitts and Nevis.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D.C. - 1995.

Analysis of the Investment Process in the Environment and Health in Antigua and Barbuda.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D.C. - 1995.

Report on the State Health Foundation (SZF) of Suriname.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D.C. - 1995.

A Review of the Investment Processes in the Environment and Health in Trinidad and Tobago. Country Paper based on Pan American Health Organization Regional Plan for Investment In The Environment and Health, 1992.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D.C. - 1994.

Building Consensus for Social and Economic Reconstruction.  Collaborated in the Report of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Pilot Mission on Socio-Economic Reform in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.  Social Agenda Policy Group - 1994.

“Overview of the Social Sectors.”  Building National Consensus on Social Policy: Trinidad and Tobago.  Report of the Pilot Mission on Socio-Economic Reform, Social Agenda Policy Group (McIntyre Report) - 1993. 

The Cost of Screening for HTLV-1 and Cervical Cancer.  Collaboration on ODA Project on Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) - 1993.

Towards a Mixed System of Health Financing in Trinidad and Tobago.  A report on Health Financing prepared for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Port of Spain, Trinidad - 1986.

 


TECHNICAL PAPERS / PRESENTATIONS

Presentation on, “Fiscal Implications of Health Sector Reform”. The University of the West Indies – March 2008.

PANCAP Technical Working Group on Improving Social Statistics and Policy Research with special reference to HIV/AIDS.  Presentation on, “Priorities for Research Agenda on the Economic Implications for Health and HIV/AIDS.” – Antigua and Barbuda, 29-30 January 2007.

Inter-American Economic Council Caribbean Summit on HIV/AIDS entitled, “The Economic Impact of HIV-AIDS on the Caribbean.” Presentation on, “HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean: Understanding the Economic Impact”- St. Croix, US Virgin Islands,  20-22 January 2007

High Level Ministerial Dialogue-Social Security and Sustainable Social Development in the Caribbean.  Presentation on, Approaches to Health Sector Reforms vis-à-vis the Epidemiological Transition on the Caribbean – Policy Implications Challenges and Opportunities  -St. John’s Antigua and Barbuda, 14-16 June 2006.

National Health Insurance System: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience”.  Conference organized by the Public Service Association of Trinidad and Tobago (PSA).  Trinidad and Tobago, November 2006.

‘The Costs and Benefits of HIV/AIDS Response Programmes’.  A Governance Conference organized by the Department of Behavioural Sciences.  Trinidad and Tobago, October 2006.

 

‘HIV/AIDS: Hurdles to a Sustainable Response in the Caribbean’.  Conference organized by the Sustainable Economic Development Unit (SEDU).  Trinidad and Tobago, October 2006.

Champions for Change II Regional Conference entitled, “The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in the Reduction of Stigma and Discrimination in HIV/AIDS”.  Presentation on “Status of HIV/AIDS Component of the Report of the Caribbean Commission on Health and Development: Challenges and Gaps”. Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana – November 22, 2005

Rape Crisis Society of Trinidad and Tobago National Conference entitled, “Revisiting Abuse: The Impact on the Individual, Family and National Community”.  Presentation on The Cost of Sexual and Domestic Violence: An Economic Perspective with Implications for Trinidad and Tobago”. Royal Palm Suite Hotel, Maraval, Trinidad – July 2, 2005

UWI HARP 3rd Scientific and Business Conference.  Presentation on “HIV/AIDS and the World of Work”. Sherbourne Conference Center, Barbados – May 2005

Breakfast Forum for CEOs and High Level Managers, “Leading a World of Work Response to HIV/AIDS”.  Presentation on “The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Labour - The International Labour Organization, Sub Regional Office for the Caribbean, the National AIDS Coordinating Committee and the Employer’s Consultative Association”. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Trinidad –   January 2005.

Caribbean Commission for Health and Development Policy Round Table.  Presentation on “Health Investment-Tourism and Foreign Direct Investment”.  Blue Horizon Hotel, Barbados – December 2004.

Caribbean Commission for Health and Development Policy Round Table.  Presentation on “HIV/AIDS: Economic Prospects for the Caribbean”.  Blue Horizon Hotel, Barbados – December 2004.

Caribbean Centre for Monetary Studies (CCMS) Conference.  Presentation on “Health Financing – An Economic Opportunity for the Caribbean”. St. Kitts – November 2004.

North West Regional Chapter of the Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago Limited HIV/AIDS Sensitization and Workplace Policies Symposium.  Presentation on “Socio-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS in Trinidad and Tobago and its impact on the Co-operative Credit Union” Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad – October 2004.

SALISES Seminar Series. Presentation on “Modelling the Economic Impact on HIV/AIDS in the case of Suriname and Guyana” Mona Campus, Jamaica – October 2004.

City of Kingston (COK) Co-operative Credit Union Limited Public Forum Conference on HIV/AIDS.  Presentation on “HIV/AIDS and its impact on the Co-operative Credit Union Movement” Pegasus Hotel, Jamaica – October 2004.

The City of Kingston Co-operative Credit Union Limited (COK) Annual Public Forum. Presentation entitled, “Assessing the financial impact of HIV/AIDS on the individual, the organization, and the nation”.  Jamaica Pegasus Hotel – October 2004.

Chiefs of Mission Conference on HIV/AIDS entitled “Critical Issues for the Caribbean”. Presentation on “The Economic Cost of the AIDS Pandemic”. Melis Hotel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – October 2004.

Caribbean Commission on Health and Development (CCHD) 1st Technical Consultation on The Critical Developmental challenges presently facing the region (including that of HIV/AIDS). ECCB Headquarters, Basseterre, St. Kitts – June, 2004.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) AND IAPG Conference on, Leadership as a Vital Tool Against HIV/AIDS: Caribbean Parliamentarians Fighting HIV/AIDS. Presentation: “Defusing the Time Bomb: The Economic Perspective –Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – June, 2004.

National Insurance Annual Lecture- Celebrating Twenty-five Years of Social Security. Presentation: “Motivating Caribbean Youth: Implications for Social Security Schemes” – National Insurance Conference Centre, Castries St. Lucia, April 2004.

A Multicultural Caribbean United Against HIV/AIDS. A conference targeted to the Spanish, French and Dutch-speaking Countries of the Caribbean. Presentation No. 1: “Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.” Presentation No. 2: HIV/AIDS presentation to Journalist in the Caribbean – At Melia Santo Domingo Hotel, Renaissance Jaragua Hotel, and Intercontinental V Centenario Hotel Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 2004.

UWI HARP Business and Scientific Meeting.  Presentation on the Report on St. Augustine HARP.  Kapok Hotel, Trinidad – September 2003.

UWI HARP Business and Scientific Meeting.  Presentation on An Update on the Economic Impact Studies on Guyana and Suriname.  Kapok Hotel, Trinidad – September 2003.

Ministry of Planning & Development: Vision 20/20 HIV/AIDS Sub-Committee – National Stakeholders Consultation.  Presentation on the Trinidad and Tobago National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan, 2003 – 2007.  Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel, Tobago – July 2003.

Ministry of Planning & Development: Vision 20/20 HIV/AIDS Sub-Committee – National Stakeholders Consultation.  Presentation on the Trinidad and Tobago National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan, 2003 – 2007.  Crown Plaza Hotel, Trinidad – June 2003.

Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) Annual Scientific Meeting.  Poster presentation on the Cost Effectiveness of Introducing Quality Assurance Systems in Laboratories.  Presentation won first prize.  Bahamas - May 2003.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NAIDA)/CAMCODA and the National Institute of Health in collaboration with CAREC.  Workshop on Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.  Presentation on the Economic Impact of HIV and Drug Abuse; the Impact of the Twin Epidemics.  Bahamas – May 2003.

The South Trinidad Chamber of Industry & Commerce Inc.: Monthly General Meeting.  Presentation on The Impact of HIV/AIDS in the Workplace. Trinidad – April, 2003.

Research Days 2003.  Presentation on The Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS on Tourism in Trinidad and Tobago”.  Hosted by The University of the West Indies, Trinidad – April, 2003.

Research Days 2003.  Presentation on Research Issues: Health”.  Hosted by The University of the West Indies, Trinidad – April, 2003.

Research Days 2003.  Presentation on Economics of Poverty and Development in the Caribbean”.  Hosted by The University of The West Indies, Trinidad – April, 2003.

2nd Forum on HIV/AIDS/STI in Latin America and the Caribbean (Forum 2003).  Presentation on “HIV/AIDS and Poverty”.  Hosted by the Horizontal Technical Cooperation Group for Latin America and the Caribbean, Havana, Cuba – April, 2003.

Public Expenditure Management Regional Conference.  Presentation on Setting the Macro-Fiscal Parameters for the Annual Budget Exercise within a Medium-Term Framework”.  Hosted by the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC), Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, Hilton Hotel, Trinidad and Tobago – February, 2003.

Workshop of Multisectoral Group to formulate a Plan for Achieving Developed Country Status by 2020.  Ministry of Planning and Development.  Presentation on Addressing the HIV/AIDS Situation in Trinidad and Tobago – A Necessary Precursor to the Achievement of the 2020 Vision.  Neal and Massy Training Room, Port of Spain, Trinidad - February, 2003.

International Labour Organization, Programme for the Promotion of Management-Labour Cooperation: Second Caribbean Enterprise Forum.  Presentation on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean: Reflections on the Impact on Productivity and Competitiveness.  Kingston, Jamaica – January, 2003

Second Workshop on the Cost of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Presentation on theCosting of the Five-Year National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan for Trinidad and Tobago: January, 2003 to December, 2007.  Cuernavaca, Mexico – October, 2002.

HIV/AIDS as a Development Concern.  UNDP High Level Seminar on Leadership for an Expanded Response to HIV/AIDS.  Presentation on A Development Issue: Economic and Social Impact.  United Nations Development Programme – May, 2002.

Participated in a National AIDS Programme Seminar on "HIV/AIDS in the Workplace, HIV/AIDS and How it Affects The Body, Communications and HIV/AIDS - A Gender Perspective and the Socio-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS".  Paper presented on the Socio –Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS.  Rienzi Complex, Couva, Trinidad - May, 2002.

HIV/AIDS National Consultation and Planning Exercise sponsored by The Government of Antigua and Barbuda, PAHO and CAREC.  Paper presented on An Overview of HIV in the Region and Addressing Issues of the Psycho-social Impact of HIV/AIDS.  Royal Antiguan Beach and Tennis Resort – October, 2001.

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Workshop - A presentation for Permanent Secretaries and Business Managers.  Presentation paper entitled The Economic Impact and Development Issues Related to the HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.  Ministry of Health, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – October, 2001.

Regional Conference on Accelerating Access to Treatment and Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS. Paper presented on Costing and Modelling the Financing of the Responsiveness to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.  Hosted by PAHO and UNAIDS, Georgetown, Guyana – September, 2001.

National Health Accounts Workshop.  Presentation paper on A Global View of the Health Systems Financing.  PAHO, Barbados – September, 2001.

Caribbean Congress of Labour Conference on HIV/AIDS.  Presentation on Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS with a focus on the Labour Supply.   Cascadia Hotel, Trinidad – August, 2001.

12th Annual Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Social Security.  Presentation paper done on The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Social Security Nets: What Can the Caribbean Expect.  Kingston, Jamaica – July, 2001.

Employers' Consultative Association's Workshop / Seminar.  Presented paper on HIV/AIDS and its Impact on the Business Sector.  Trinidad Hilton Hotel, Trinidad - May 2001.

Fourth Meeting of WHO Working Group of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health - A Commission examining the relationship among investments in Health, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction.  Presentation paper on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, Economic Issues, Impact and Investment Response (Draft Final).  PAHO Washington D.C. - April, 2001.

Consensus Building workshop for Researchers and Policy Makers - Integration of Health Systems and Services Research into Policy Development.  Sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  Barbados – March, 2001.

Governance in the Contemporary Caribbean: The Way Forward.  Presentation on Globalisation and Health Sector Reform.  Conference at Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, UWI St. Augustine, Trinidad – March, 2001.

Caribbean Conference on HIV/AIDS.  Presentation paper on Defusing the Bomb: Coming to Terms with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.  Sherebourne Conference Center, Barbados - 2000.

 

World Health Organization (WHO) Seminar on Health and the Economy.  Paper presented onHIV/AIDS in the Caribbean:  Impact and Response Costs.  Paris – November, 2000.

Caribbean Conference on HIV/AIDSPaper presented onEstimating the Cost of a Regional Programme on HIV/AIDS for the Caribbean.  Barbados – September, 2000.

Rockefeller Foundation/University of Liverpool Conference on Equity in Health.  Paper presented onMedical Poverty in Jamaica.  Bellagio, Italy – July, 2000.

Economic Implications of HIV/AIDS in Trinidad and Tobago.  Presented for the Ministry of Health, Trinidad at meeting of Technical group to review the National situation on HIV/AIDS – May, 1999.

2nd Meeting of the National Epidemiology and Laboratory Directors.  Paper presented onEconomic Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Some Sobering Points for Reflection.  Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), Port of Spain, Trinidad - 1999.

Maturing at a Healthy Pace: Appreciating the Older Years.  Hosted by the Public Health and Primary Health Care Unit; Faculty of Medical Sciences; Ministry of Culture and Gender Affairs and The National Commission of UNESCO – April, 1999.

2nd Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Allergy and Respiratory Association (CARA).  A framework presented onAn Economic Approach to the Costing of Asthma in the Caribbean.  Barbados - April, 1999.

Investment in Health, Equity and Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean (EquiLAC and IHEP) Project.   Presentation of the Jamaica Case StudyHealth and Equity in Jamaica. - January, 1999.

Caribbean Academy of Sciences Annual Conference.  Paper presented on Health and Science in Development.  Port of Spain, Trinidad – December, 1998.

Improving Health Status Quality of Life and Equity of Access:  Essential Health Service Package and Essential Drug List.  Prepared for the Commonwealth Ministers of Health Meeting - 1998.

First Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Ministers’ of Health Meeting.  Presentation on “National Health Insurance and Regional Health Financing.  St. Kitts - June, 1998.

Socially Sensitive Budgeting:  An Analysis of Health and Social Security.  United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Barbados - April, 1998.

Understanding the Reform Proposals presented by the World Bank and the Pan-American Health Organization.  Prepared for the CARICOM Ministers of Health Conference, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – July, 1994.

An Evaluation of the PAHO Regional Plan for Investment in Health and the Environment.  A presentation for the CARICOM/Caribbean Cooperation in Health (CCH) Seminar.  Barbados – June, 1993.

Review of PAHO’s Regional Plan for Investment in Health and the Environment.  Prepared for the Intercessional Meeting for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers of Health Conference – June, 1993.

Health Financing in the Caribbean: A Case for a New Public Investment.  A paper presented to the Caribbean Studies Association, Grenada – May, 1992. 

A Bibliographic Review of the Utilization and Financing of Health Services in the Caribbean.  A paper presented to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D.C. – December, 1991.

Scientific Meeting of the Medical Research Council.  Paper presented onHealth and Structural Adjustment.  Curacao - 1990.

 


DISCUSSION / WORKING PAPERS

HIV/AIDS IN THE CARIBBEAN: Economic Issues - Impact and Investment Response.  Health Economics Unit (Discussion Paper) – 2001.

HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, Economic Issues, Impact and Investment Response.  Paper submitted to World Health Organization (WHO) working group of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health.

Development of a Financing Proposal for Regional Interventions in HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.  1998.

The Sequencing of Health Reform in Trinidad and Tobago: ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ A discussion paper presented to the Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago - 1998.

Financing Health Care with Special Reference to Health Coverage and Access.  A briefing paper presented at Policy Round Table, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – February, 1998.

The Contribution of the Health Sector to the Economy of Trinidad and Tobago with Implications for Planning.  Presented at the Trinidad and Tobago Economic Association Seminar - November, 1997.

Managing and Financing Health to Reduce the Impact of Poverty. Presented as part of a panel  - Margarita, Venezuela - October, 1997.

A Survey of Research and Researchers in the Area of Health Economics and Financing in the Caribbean.  Report presented at Regional Conference (REDEFS), Chile - November, 1996.

Health Sector Development in the Caribbean: Socioeconomic and Political Context (1960 - Present).  Presented at Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers of Health Conference. PAHO: Barbados – November, 1995.

Review of Pan American Health Organization’s Regional Plan for Investment in the Environment and Health.  Prepared for the Intercessional Meeting for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers’ of Health Conference – July, 1994.


TECHNICAL ADVISORIES

 

Task Force - To Coordinate the Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Sector Programmes. Conference Room, Ministry of Social Development, ANSA MCAL Building, Independence Square, Port of Spain – January 22, 2007.

Board Member National AIDS Coordinating Committee (NACC) - Policy monitoring and development in respect of National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan

Commissioner on the Caribbean Commission on Health and Development (CCHD). - Prepared two papers for Final Report to Heads of Government

Member of the Planning Committee for the Study of Feasibility of a Regional Health Insurance Mechanism. Hosted by the Caribbean Development Bank, Pan American Health Organization – December 5, 2005.

 

Member of the Interim Task Force for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).  Attended the Second Caribbean Non-Communicable Disease Task Force Meeting.  Hosted by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO), Barbados.  CPC Office, Barbados – July 16 - 17, 2003.

Member of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Caribbean Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Project (CCCPC) - 2002 and ongoing.

Member Partner - Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS.  Partnership aimed to scale up the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean region. It operates under the aegis of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and is tasked with supporting the priority areas of action specified in the Caribbean Regional HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan – 2001 and ongoing.

Team Member - Project Advisory Group of EU Funded Project, Strengthening the Institutional Response to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean - 2001 and ongoing.

Team Member - Working Group on Health Financing Reform for Barbados and the OECS Member Countries, Pan American Health Organization – 2001 and ongoing.

 

Resource Team Member - Managing Health Sector Reform.  Pan American Health Organization and United Nations Development Programme (PAHO/UNDP) - 1998.

Local Counterpart, Government of Trinidad and Tobago - Health Sector Reform and Rationalization Studies.  1993 - 1994.

Local Counterpart, Government of Trinidad and Tobago - Health Sector Financing in Trinidad and Tobago.

Consultants on behalf of (I.S.E.R.) Mona, Jamaica - Health Financing Reform in the Eastern Caribbean

(USAID) / Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). 1992 - 1996.

Advisory to Ministry of Health, Dominica - A compulsory versus voluntary contributions to National Health Insurance Equitable Financing via Health Insurance - 1996.


ONGOING RESEARCH

An Economic Feasibility Study of a Proposed National Health Insurance in the British Virgin Islands.

Health Investments and Economic Growth in the Caribbean.

 

The Quest for Health Security via National Health Insurance: Lessons from the Social Insurance Experience. 

Moving the Financing Element of the Health Sector Reform Process in St. Lucia Forward.

 

The Role of the State in Social Security.  Health Economics Unit (HEU).

 

Expansion of paper entitled “Medical Poverty in Jamaica: The Dog and his Tail”.  A paper presented at the Bellagio Workshop / Rockefeller conference.

Health Security and the Poor: A Health Financing Perspective.

Inequalities in Health and Health Care:  Concepts, Theory and Caribbean Experiences.

 

Health Care Demand and Health Care Needs In Developing Economies:  A Review of the Financial Issues.

  


PUBLICATIONS

 

The Role of Economic Evaluation in Changing Decision-Maker Behaviours: A Case Study from Trinidad and Tobago. 2008

The Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.  Chapter in HIV/AIDS in Dental Practice: An Illustrated Handbook for Caribbean Dental Practitioners – March 2006

Estimating the Cost of Hospital Services in a Small Island State: A Case Study of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Article in West Indian Medical Journal – 2005.

HIV/AIDS and Security in the Caribbean.  Mr. Roger McLean, Dr. Keith Nurse, Dr. Caroline Allen.  In Caribbean Security in the Age of Terror – Randall Publication, Kingston Jamaica.-Reviewed and accepted for publication.

Migration and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean – International Organization on MigrationWashington D.C USA- Reviewed and accepted for publication.

Informality in the Labour Market and Social Security - Chapter in CISS Report 2005 - In The Americas Social Security Report 2005: Labour Markets and the Fragmentation of Social insurance; Financing for HIV/AIDS by Social Security.  Mexico: Inter-American Centre on Social Security. 2004 p 153-174.

Financing of High Cost Diseases and Treatments: HIV/AIDS – Chapter in CISS Report - In The Americas Social Security Report 2005: Labour Markets and the Fragmentation of Social insurance; Financing for HIV/AIDS by Social Security.  Mexico: Inter-American Centre on Social Security. 2004.

Defusing the Time Bomb: Coming to terms with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.  In Caribbean Health. Vol. 4. No. 2.  Friary Press, Dorchester, United Kingdom – April, 2001.

Caribbean Social Security and the New Economics Order.  Karl Theodore.  In Current Issues in Social Security: Pensions, Poverty and Health. Mexico City, Inter-American Conference on Social Security - 2000.

The Inclusion of Health Under Social Security Coverage: Administrative, Financial and Economic Considerations.  Karl Theodore and Althea Dianne La FoucadeIn Current Issues in Social Security: Pensions, Poverty and Health.  Mexico City, Inter-American Conference on Social Security - 2000.

Health Financing and Health Reform in the Caribbean: Where Do We Go From Here?  Readings in the Socio-Economics of Health Care and Health Reform in Trinidad and Tobago. Vol. 1.  School of Continuing Studies, St. Augustine, Trinidad - 2000.

 

The Cost of Secondary Health Care Services:  A Case Study of Three Levels of Hospitals in Jamaica. Readings in the Socio-Economics of Health Care and Health Reform in Trinidad and Tobago. Vol. 1.  School of Continuing Studies, St. Augustine, Trinidad - 2000.

Modelling the Macroeconomic Impact of HIV/AIDS in the English Speaking CaribbeanThe South African Journal of Economics Vol. 68 No. 5.  Karl Theodore, Roger McLean, Shelton Nicholls et al.  December 2000.

 

Estimating the Cost of Public Sector Health Services in a Small Economy: An Application of the Step-Down Methodology to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Crisis to Confidence:  An Economic Perspective on the Health and Development Nexus. (Under review by the UWI Press, Mona, Jamaica).

Social Security Investment in the Caribbean, From Inception to 1995: An Economic Perspective on Reform. 1st Edition.  Karl Theodore and Althea La Foucade. (Under review by the UWI Press, Mona, Jamaica).

 

Improving Health Status: Role of an Essential Health Service Package.  Commonwealth Secretariat - 2000.

Socioeconomic and Political Context.  With Edward Greene.  Health Conditions in the Caribbean.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Washington D.C. - 1997.

Analysis of the Investment Process in the Environment and Health in St. Kitts and Nevis.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Washington D.C. Regional Plan for Investment in the Environment and Health - 1996.

 

Analysis of the Investment Process in the Environment and Health in Antigua and Barbuda.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Washington D.C. - 1996.

The Economics of Health Sector Reform.   In Caribbean Issues: Caribbean Development Towards the Year 2000 - Special Edition, Faculty of Social Science, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Pages 58 – 85.  March, 1996.

Analysis of the Investment Process in the Environment and Health in Trinidad and Tobago.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D.C. - 1995.

Poverty Reduction Strategies: The Role of Health and Education (A Trinidad and Tobago Perspective).  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Washington D.C. - 1995.