Low Uptake Of MMR Vaccine A Concern

Joy Springer Ministry News

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 …

Urgent Help Needed For HIV Food Bank

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The HIV Food Bank is in urgent need of a number of items to be donated to their clients. Manager of the Food Bank, Stacia Whittaker, said the agency was in need of perishable and non-perishable food items and toiletries. These include biscuits, crackers, cereals or grains, dairy products, ground provisions, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as canned or …

Fogging Schedule July 2 – 6

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, July 2, a team will be in St. James fogging Bakers, Bakers Development, Bakers Rise, Worrell’s Way, Ridge Avenue, School Road and environs. On Tuesday, July 3, areas to be fogged are Savannah Road, Shorey …

Fogging Schedule June 25 -29

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, June 25, a team will be in St. James fogging Rock Dundo Tenantry, Rock Dundo with Avenues, Bakers, Bakers Development, Bakers Rise, Worrell’s Way, Ridge Avenue, School Road and environs. The exercise continues in St. …

Fogging Schedule June 18 – 22

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, June 18, a team will be in St. James fogging Rock Dundo Tenantry, Rock Dundo with Avenues, Bakers, Bakers Development, Bakers Rise, Worrell’s Way, Ridge Avenue, School Road and environs. The exercise continues in Christ …

Final Training Session For Coconut Vendors

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Coconut vendors will have one more opportunity to learn about the importance of sanitation and other best practices when the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security hosts the final workshop, in its recent training series, next week. The half-day sessions will be held on June 18, 20 and 25, at the Vector Control Unit, located in the British American Building, …

Fogging Schedule June 11 – 15

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, June 11, a team will be in St. Andrew fogging Savannah Road, Shorey Village, Doughlin Tenantry, St. Andrew’s Church, Walkers and the environs. The exercise continues in Christ Church on Tuesday, June 12 along Maxwell …

Nurse At Psychiatric Hospital Suspended

Joy Springer Top Stories

A nurse at the Psychiatric Hospital who Is the subject of a video being circulated on social media depicting the abuse of a patient has been suspended pending investigations into the incident. The Ministry of Health, in a statement today, condemned the abuse highlighted in the video, and disclosed that the matter had been referred to the Royal Barbados Police …

Fogging Schedule June 4-8

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, June 4, a team will be in St. Philip fogging Nursery #1, Nursery #2, Four Roads, Mangrove, Mangrove Terrace, Carnation Close and environs. The exercise continues in Christ Church on Tuesday, June 5, in Maxwell   …

Caution Urged As A Result Of Fire

Joy Springer Top Stories

As a fire which broke out at the old Ministry of Health compound, Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael, on Friday night continues to smoulder, the Ministry of Health is advising residents and persons who traverse the area to take the necessary precautions. The Ministry has advised that persons with respiratory conditions may seek medical attention if necessary. joycspring@gmail.com See also: READ …