Bahamian Doctor Named A PAHO Health Hero of the Americas

May 7, 2018
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Dr. Dahl-Regis a Bahamian doctor list of accomplishments is long but perhaps one of her biggest accomplishment is her work in areas of immunization and HIV prevention.

It was no surprise when she was as named a Public Health Hero of the Americas by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

This Bahamaian heath care pioneer has been at the forefront of medicine in the Caribbean region. She was one of the first women to graduate in medicine in the Bahamas during the 1960s. Early in her career, she recognized the vital role of primary health care and universal access to clean water, sanitation, good nutrition and vaccines, and dedicated her work to ensuring the health and well-being of people throughout the Americas and beyond.

In the video below Dr. Dahl-Regis shares her journey and passion for helping others

In the article carried on PAHO’s website Dr Carissa F. Etienne director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) stated

She is just the second Caribbean national and the first Caribbean women to receive this prestigious award. The title of Public Health Hero of the Americas is not one that is bestowed lightly, but I know that those of us who have work with, studied under, been cared for or mentored by her, will agree that she merits a place among this distinguished group of public health servants”.

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Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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