Fogging Schedule September 25 – 29

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, September 25, areas to be sprayed in St. Andrew, St. Joseph and St. John are Coggins Hill, Chalky Mount, Cambridge, Bissex, Coconut Grove, Parks Road and environs. On Tuesday, September 26, the team will return to St. …

Elderly Care Programme A Priority

Joy Springer Top Stories

As the percentage of elderly persons in the Barbadian population continues to rise, the Ministry of Health has identified the Care of the Elderly Programme as one of its priorities. Health Minister John Boyce, speaking at a seminar hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association to observe World Alzheimer’s Day on Thursday, shared: “We have a comprehensive programme that addresses policy formulation, …

Fogging Schedule Sept. 18 – 22

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit’s efforts to control the spread of dengue and other mosquito borne diseases continues next week, when a number of districts across Barbados will be fogged. On Monday, September 18, the following districts in St. Andrew, St. Joseph and St. John will be fogged: Coggins Hill, Chalky Mount, Cambridge, Bissex, Coconut Grove, Parks Road …

Fogging Schedule September 11-15

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit’s efforts to control the spread of dengue and other mosquito borne diseases continues next week when a number of districts across Barbados will be fogged. On Monday, September 11, the following districts in St. James will be fogged: Oxnards Heights, Husbands Heights, Husbands Development, Ricks Road, Orchid Drive, Tulip Drive, Croton Drive, Blue …

Fogging Schedule September 4 – 8

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, September 4, areas to be sprayed in St. James are Oxnards, Zinnia Drive, Violet Circle, Ivy Walk, Apple Walk, Cherry Drive, West Terrace Heights, Oxnards Crescent and environs. On Tuesday, September 5, the team will be in …

Success In Hypertension Pilot Project

Joy Springer Top Stories

A pilot project at two polyclinics which was aimed at improving blood pressure control in primary health care has been so successful that the results have informed a global initiative to reduce ill health and premature death due to heart disease and stroke. This was revealed by Dr. Lorna English, Deputy Chief of the Global Non-Communicable Disease branch of the …

Barbadians Warned To Remain Vigilant

Joy Springer Top Stories

The Ministry of Health is reminding residents to remain vigilant and protect themselves against conjunctivitis, also known as ‘pink eye’ or ‘red eye’. The advice comes against the backdrop of large regional outbreaks of the disease. According to health officials within the Ministry, while health care providers in Barbados have reported treating “small clusters of persons” during August, the numbers …

Caribbean Wellness Day September 9

Joy Springer Ministry News

Caribbean Wellness Day will be celebrated in Barbados on Saturday, September 9 with an afternoon of fun, exercise and entertainment at Brandon’s Beach, St. Michael. The event, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Health, begins at 1:00 p.m.  Activities will include aerobic exercises, mini-beach games, sponsored by the Barbados Olympic Association, and health checks.  There will also be healthy …

Fogging Schedule August 28 – Sept. 1

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, August 28, areas to be sprayed in St. Peter are Queen Street, Archer’s Lane, Bovell Road, Mango Lane, Chapel Street, Godding Alley, Church Street, Major Walk and environs. On Tuesday, August 29, the team will be in …

Fogging Schedule August 21 – 25

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week, starting in St. Thomas on Monday, August 21. On that date, areas to be sprayed are Rock Hall, Rock Hall Freedom Village, Fryer Hill, Rock Hall Development, Content and environs. On Tuesday, August 22, the team will be in …