Peggy Vidot appointed special advisor to health minister


04-May-2012

The appointment, which will take effect on July 15, 2012, forms part of the ongoing restructuring of the government.

Mrs Vidot holds a Masters in Health Services Management from Manchester University. ShePeggy Vidot is also a State Registered Midwife from Luton and Dunstable School of Midwifery, Luton and State Registered Nurse from the Bath School of Nursing in the UK.

Mrs Vidot started her career in health in 1977 as nurse instructor at the School of Nursing of the Ministry of Health in Seychelles.

She was promoted to various positions within the Ministry of Health such as the director of nursing and the director of health planning and operational research.

In 2003, she was appointed the adviser health section, social transformation programmes division (STPD), Commonwealth secretariat whereby she had the lead responsibility for the Commonwealth programme in human resources for health and maternal and child health, that contributes to global, regional and national efforts to achieve the health related millennium development goals by developing and implementing the Commonwealth secretariat’s health programme.  This is the post she holds to date.

Mrs Vidot is a registered member of the Seychelles Nursing and Midwife Council, founding member of the Nurses Association of Seychelles, founder Fellow of the East, Central and the Southern African College of Nursing and Honorary Fellow of Royal College of Nursing, United Kingdom.

During her professional career she has been member of a senior executive committee of the Ministry of Health, the National Council for Children, the Global Advisory Council on Health Worker Migration, the WHO Task Force on Nursing and Midwifery, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, the chairperson of the Seychelles Nurses and Midwives Council,  the Commonwealth steering committee for Nursing and Midwifery and President of the Commonwealth Nurses Federation.

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