WHO Suggests A Multi-Sectorial Approach

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Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Joy St. John, has urged Barbados to take a multi-sectorial approach to climate change, health and other environmental issues. She made these recommendations recently during a joint-ministerial courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Jerome Walcott. He was joined by Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. …

HIV Rapid Testing Only By Sanctioned Officials

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The Ministry of Health has advised that only healthcare providers sanctioned by the Ministry are authorised to conduct HIV rapid testing in Barbados. This declaration is in response to reports made to the Ministry about members of the public receiving inaccurate results after being tested by unauthorised providers. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John, stressed: “The Ministry of Health …

Concerns About Antimicrobial Resistance

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Barbados has joined a global response to what has been described as a serious and growing public health threat worldwide – antimicrobial resistance. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John, addressed a two-day workshop held last week to complete Barbados’ National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dayrells Road, St. Michael. …