May 22, 2020 | Health
President Danny Faure continued his visits to key service providers in the country and visited the two main centers of the Agency for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation (APDAR) this morning.
The President visited the APDAR Clinic for Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) on the English River, where the facilities were shown to him by the nurse, Ms. Adelle Sanguiyon. President Faure visited some specialized rooms such as the counseling room, the boardroom, the psychologist's office and the coordinator room and spoke to the staff present about their daily tasks.
President Faure also visited the APDAR headquarters at the KB Emporium in Providence, which houses the APDAR's prevention, education, and research units, as well as its HR and administrative offices. In the headquarters, President Faure was able to meet various employees and discuss the ongoing work of APDAR.
After a tour of the facilities, President Faure met with the APDAR management team and sincerely thanked them for their hard work despite the many challenges. You said: “Your work is complex and challenging, and as an APDAR employee, there is often an additional emotional burden from the work you do. Today I would like to thank you all for your commitment and dedication. You continued to work hard at the front of this crisis, particularly during the movement restrictions, to maintain the essential service you offered, ”said President Faure.
APDAR currently employs 92 full-time and 34 part-time workers. The two centers Headquarters and MAT Clinic have been in operation since June 2019 and July 2019, respectively.
The President was visited by the State Secretary for the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation, Dr. Patrick Herminie, APDAR's Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Geralda, Desaubin and Deputy Managing Director, Ms. Marie-Josette Louise, accompanied