Men’s Health Group To Meet Next Monday

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The Men’s Health and Educational Group at the Maurice Byer Polyclinic will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 27, at the polyclinic, Station Hill, St. Peter, at 6:00 p.m. Featured speaker, human resource practitioner, Charles Brandford, will discuss: Men, Emotional Intelligence and Relationships – What’s Love Gotta Do With It? All interested persons are invited to attend and a …

Fogging Schedule March 20 To 23

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week when its fogging programme moves into several parishes. On Monday, March 20, areas to be fogged in Christ Church are  Enterprise Coast Road, Enterprise A and B, Lower Carter’s Gap, Upper Carter’s Gap, Goodland Gardens, Goodland Park, Rollins Road, Silver …

Labs To Close Next Tuesday

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The Ministry of Health has advised the public that the Public Health laboratories at the Winston Scott Polyclinic and the Ladymeade Reference Unit, as well as the Leptospira Laboratory, will be closed on Tuesday, March 21, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., to facilitate a staff meeting. The Ministry apologises for any inconvenience caused. joy.springer@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Men’s Health …

Syphilis Cases A Concern For Ministry

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The Ministry of Health has stressed the importance of all persons in Barbados continuing to educate themselves about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and doing all in their power to prevent transmission of these diseases. Senior Medical Officer with responsibility for HIV and STIs, Dr. Anton Best, made the declaration today as he revealed the results of a detailed analysis of …

Two Schools Closed Tomorrow

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that the Blackman and Gollop Primary School at Staple Grove, Christ Church, and the Thelma Berry Nursery School at St. David’s, Christ Church, will be closed tomorrow Tuesday, March 14. This is to facilitate the Ministry of Health’s de-bushing programme aimed at removing the cow itch plant in the environs. …

Fogging Schedule March 13 – 16

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its fogging exercise around the island next week aimed at reducing the Aedes aegypti mosquito population. On Monday, March 13, a team will be in Christ Church fogging Silver Hill, Silver Hill Housing Area, Valley Ridge, Cane Vale Crescent, Gall Hill, Hillside, Cane Vale Tenantry, Butler Road, Water Street, Montrose …

National Focus To Combat Diabetic Foot

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A national approach to the care of the diabetic foot is necessary if there is to be a significant reduction in the 200 amputations performed in Barbados annually. This assertion came from Chief Executive Officer of the Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean, Cally Boyea, last Monday, as he addressed a ceremony at which the Centre donated 11 Vascular …

Health Ministry’s Yellow Fever Advisory

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The Ministry of Health has advised persons travelling to areas endemic for yellow fever that they will need the yellow fever vaccine prior to travel. The Ministry is closely monitoring the situation in Brazil where there is currently an outbreak, as well as probable cases in Colombia and Peru pending confirmatory testing. Travellers are advised to contact the Winston Scott …

Fogging Schedule March 6 – 9

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging exercise in several parishes next week in an effort to reduce the Aedes aegypti mosquito population. On Monday, March 6, areas to be fogged in St. Andrew are Hillaby, Mount Hillaby, Church Gap with Avenues, Harewood Road, White Hill, Mose Bottom, Gregg Farm, Turners Hall and environs. …

Public Lecture On Heart Health

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The public is invited to join members of the Men’s Health Education Group at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic on Thursday, March 16, for a presentation entitled: Getting To Know Your Heart. Interventional cardiologist, Dr. Alfred Sparman, will lead the discussion, which begins at 6:00 p.m. in the main waiting area of the polyclinic, Black Rock Main Road, St. Michael. joycspring@gmail.com …