Minister of Health is sworn in as CNE member

Victor Atallah expressed his commitment to the new role, emphasizing the importance of bringing best practices from the Ministry of Health to improve quality in the school system.

The current Minister of Health, Víctor Atallah, was sworn in by the Minister of Education, Ángel Hernández, as a member of the National Education Council (CNE), during a session held this Wednesday in the Ercilia Pepín hall of the Ministry of Education.

In his speech, Minister Victor Atallah expressed his commitment to the new role, to which he emphasized to bring the best practices from the Ministry of Health to improve the quality in the school system.


The Ministries of Health and Education carry out the “School Health” program, a program that is implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development, the National Health Service and PROMESECAL, with the objective of guaranteeing health within the educational community.

Likewise, School Health seeks to reduce the factors that interfere with learning and to promote a culture of self-care and healthy lifestyles.

In this sense, this program will create the First Level Center (CPN), a unit that will provide health assistance to the school population.

The “School Health” program represents a joint effort to ensure that students not only receive a quality education, but also have a healthy environment that promotes their integral wellbeing.


The National Education Council aims to ensure that the purposes and principles of Dominican education are fulfilled.

In addition, to define the general policies of national education at its level of competence, for public and private institutions, agencies and programs of the education sector of a normative nature.

It must also promote the national debate to develop educational development plans. To know and approve the national educational development plans, as an expression of the general policies set for national education, and to execute the periodic reviews and updates that make it functional and dynamic, among others.

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