Barbadians Encouraged To Assist The Elderly

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Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, has called on Barbadians to make a contribution towards improving the care provided to senior citizens. Lt. Col. Bostic made the call today during the official opening ceremony for the Geriatric Services National Appeal Day, at the St. Michael District Hospital grounds. The appeal is being made under the theme: Caring …

Caribbean Unites To Fight NCDs

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One message, one method, one approach. That is the united stand Caribbean countries are taking as they confront the epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across the region. The brand, Caribbean Moves, was birthed at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs in New York last month, and will be introduced throughout the region. Jamaica kicked off the initiative and …

Government Working To Retain Nurses

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With a shortage of nurses worldwide, Government is doing all in its power to retain nurses within Barbados. Speaking at the opening of the 31st Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Nurses Organization at the Barbados Hilton Resort on Saturday, Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, said that while Barbados remained well above the average ratio of health …

No Plans To Put Vendors Out Of Business

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Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, has assured vendors who operate in and around schools that he has no plans of threatening their livelihoods. Rather, he intends to embrace them in his efforts to ensure that children are provided with healthier options in the school environment. Speaking today at the conference hosted by Pharma Wellness International at …

Wellness Revolution Needed In Barbados

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Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, believes that the time has come for a wellness revolution in Barbados.  He is leading the charge by going to Cabinet tomorrow to justify the establishment of a Cabinet sub-committee to focus specifically on the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The committee, once approved, would be accountable to Cabinet for the …

UN Award For Ministry Of Health & Wellness

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Barbados’ Ministry of Health and Wellness will receive an award from the United Nations next week for its efforts to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Bostic will be in New York to accept the award from the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on NCDs (UNIATF) on the sidelines of a high-level meeting on …

Call For A National Commitment To Wellness

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Health and Wellness Minister, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, has challenged every Barbadian to join a national effort to promote wellness in all aspects of life. The Ministry of Health and Wellness is taking the lead in this national wellness initiative by launching a number of community physical activity programmes at playing fields across Barbados next Saturday, with the assistance of …

Rising Health Care Costs Challenging The Region

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  Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, has highlighted the challenge facing regional governments as they seek to finance health care. Speaking at the opening of a Subregional Dialogue on Health Financing in the Caribbean at the Hilton Barbados Resort today, he noted that the Government of Barbados financed a range of health services from tax revenues. …

More Public Education About OCD Needed

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Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, has called for more public education on mental health conditions such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which affects two to three per cent of children worldwide. Speaking at the opening of the G. Halley Marville Trust Awareness Conference and Seminar on OCD on Tuesday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, he …

Third Medical Team From China Arrives

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Health and Wellness Minister Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic has welcomed the third medical team from China to Barbados as part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two countries in October, 2016. Lt. Col. Bostic explained that the Memorandum of Understanding has made available to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital medical expertise and support which was of “inestimable value” to …