Dr. Courtar Strengthens Public Health Team Statia

‘Daughter of the soil’ Dr. Dorette Courtar will strengthen the Public Health Department of the Public Entity St. Eustatius

Oranjestad, St. Eustatius- The Government of St. Eustatius, has hired Dr. Dorette A. Courtar to strengthen the efforts of the Public Entity in their campaign against the Covid-19 crisis. 

Dr. Courtar will focus on preparing and drafting of protocols in primary prevention. Furthermore, she will be in charge of conducting information meetings with medical professionals from cooperating health organizations such as the Public Health Department and the St. Eustatius Health Care Foundation.


Dr. Courtar is a medical specialist in gynecology and has extensive experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She obtained her medical training at the University of Maastricht/Netherlands. During her specialization she was appointed for a research post with focus on complicated pregnancies.

As a medical specialist, Dr. Courtar migrated to Hamburg/Germany in 2006, where she worked as a senior consultant in a specialized unit for high-risk pregnancies.

In 2011 she moved to Sint Maarten where she worked at the St. Maarten Medical Centre until her return to Statia in 2017. Dr. Courtar currently operates her own medical clinic, but will form part of the Public Health Department team for at least 3 months.

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