Health Ministry: No Measles Outbreak In Barbados

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Contrary to a report carried in Loop News on Friday, March 1, the public is advised that Barbados is NOT experiencing an outbreak of measles. According to Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, Barbados has not documented a case of measles since 1990. Speaking on a recent panel at the Cave Hill Wesleyan Man Talk Discussion, the Director …

Low Uptake Of MMR Vaccine A Concern

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The Ministry of Health is concerned about the decline in the number of children who received the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine in the public health care system during the first six months of this year compared to previous years. Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, today stressed that it was vitally important that parents and guardians …

Early Childhood Development A Priority

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Barbados is committed to ensuring that the healthy cognitive, social and emotional development of young children receives the highest priority. This was revealed on Monday by Senior Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, as she delivered the feature address at the opening ceremony of an early childhood development training workshop, sponsored by the Pan American Health …