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Minister of health in in Dominica Julius Timothy

Julius Timothy is a politician from Dominica. He holds a MBA from the University of the West Indies and was President of the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce. From June 1995 he has served as MP for the Roseau North Constituency and he currently serves as Health Minister. He first became active in politics as a founding member of the United Workers' Party. He was Deputy Leader of the UWP from its inception until December 2005 and he was appointed Minister of Finance, Industry and Planning from June 1995 to February 2000 during the UWP-led administration. Following a leadership struggle after the May 5 2005 general elections, Timothy crossed the floor and became a member of the Dominica Labour Party.

Constituency: Roseau North Biography: Popularly referred to as Tim, fifty seven year old Julius, has had a distinguished career as student, sportsman, businessman and Parliamentarian. After a period of impressive scholastic achievement as a student of the Saint Mary`s Academy, Tim moved into the discipline of accountancy, rising to the level of Assistant Manager of the local branch of the then Coopers and Lybrand, Chartered Accountants. As major shareholder and Managing Director of the firm A. C. Shillingford and Company, he juggled the responsibilities of managing the firm with the exacting demands of pursuing an Executive Masters in Business Administration.

Tim entered Parliament in 1990 as a senator; thereafter and to this day, he has been the representative for the Roseau North constituency. He was the Minister for Finance in the 1995 to 2000 administration of the U. W. P. He is currently Minister for Economic Development and Urban renewal. A passable cricketer and keen domino player, Tim is as much at home on the domino table as he is in Parliament debating challenging development issues.

Julius Timothy minister of health in Dominica

Permanent Secretary - Ms. Rhoda Celaire


The Ministry of Health has responsibility for the provision and financing of health care services. We are also responsible for Urban Renewal and the regulation of the Health Sector.


To promote the well-being of all citizens of Dominica through the provision of preventive, curative, promotive and rehabilitative health care compatible with acceptable standards of human dignity at a cost that is affordable and sustainable.


Partnering for optimum health for all.

Description and Organisational Structure

Central Policy Formulation & Health Administration is the coordinating body of the MoH, with responsibility for formulating policy and programmes, allocating and managing resources to ensure that the Ministry can deliver its mission and strategic objectives. This role includes, health care financing, provision of essential drugs, quality assurance, maintenance of physical infrastructure, human resource management and disaster management.

Primary Health Care provides the health services to the entire population through a network of 52 health centres and two district hospitals located across the country. Services include medical care, home visiting, family planning, maternity services, and child health including immunization, nutrition, health education, school health, mental health and dental care. Specialist staff from the Princess Margaret Hospital conduct ophthalmologic and psychiatric referral services in every health district.

The Princess Margaret Hospital provides curative and rehabilitative services, including medical, surgical, obstetrics, gynaecology, pediatric, neonatal, haemodialysis, psychiatric, accident and emergency care, referrals for overseas tertiary care, ambulatory specialist clinics and diagnostic services including radiography, laboratory and blood banking.

The purpose of the Environmental Health Department is to protect the health of the public through monitoring of the environment and instituting intervention measures to prevent negative impacts on health. Programmes include vector control, liquid waste management, solid waste management, water quality control, food safety, port health and occupational health and safety.

The Drug Abuse Prevention Unit coordinates all activities that provide education to reduce the use of drugs among the populace. Its main activities are peer counselling, training for students, teachers and parents, establishment of community based drug free clubs, training of community leaders, public awareness campaigns, alternative to drugs programmes and provision of information.

The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation is a statutory body responsible for the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste.

The Health Information Unit is responsible for the management of health information and epidemiological surveillance of health services.

The National AIDS Response Programme is responsible for the coordination of HIV activities in the country in collaboration with other agencies.

map of Dominica regions

Dominica is divided into ten parishes:

1. Saint Andrew Parish
2. Saint David Parish
3. Saint George Parish
4. Saint John Parish
5. Saint Joseph Parish
6. Saint Luke Parish
7. Saint Mark Parish
8. Saint Patrick Parish
9. Saint Paul Parish
10. Saint Peter Parish

Last updated: 17 July 2010
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