Acting Health Minister Praises PAHO

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Acting Minister of Health, Donville Inniss, has lauded the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) for its sterling contribution to transforming the healthcare system in Barbados. He heaped accolades on the institution during a tree planting ceremony at its Dayrells Road, Christ Church institution, to commemorate 50 years of Barbados’ membership in PAHO/World Health Organization. Noting that the friendship between Barbados …

50 Years Of PAHO Membership

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Barbados’ outstanding membership in the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for the last five decades will be celebrated with two special events to publicly recognise the partnership. The first event, slated for 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, October 25, will be the planting of five trees during a ceremony on the grounds of PAHO, Dayrell’s Road, Christ Church.  Acting Minister of …

Discussion On Upgrading QEH Lab

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is in discussion with health authorities about the possibility of upgrading the laboratory capacity at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). Dr. Godfrey Xuereb, the PAHO/WHO (World Health Organisation) Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, said such an upgrade would allow it to serve as an external quality assurance laboratory for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) …

Fight To End AIDS Epidemic By 2030

Joy Springer Ministry News

Almost half of all people living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean are still untreated, and one in three do not know they are HIV-positive. These are two of the challenges faced by the region as it moves towards the global objective of ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. Speaking at the launch …

Guidance On Health Care Financing

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has continued to provide technical support to Barbados, by offering “guidance” to the Ministry of Health on medical care financing. Minister of Health, John Boyce, made this disclosure during a press conference at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex recently, to mark the end of Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa Etienne’s official …

Call For Dialogue On Health-Related Laws

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, has called for national and regional dialogue on the issue of euthanasia and other health-related laws that involve the rights of the parties involved, as the region seeks to reform its health sectors. He made this call as he addressed a strategy meeting for Health-Related Law: Sensitisation, Dissemination and Implementation in the English-Speaking Eastern Caribbean Countries …

Evidence-Based Health Research Vital

Joy Springer Top Stories

Evidence-based health research should be a vital part of the effort to achieve improved health care for all Barbadians. Health Minister John Boyce made this clear as he addressed the 16th Annual Professor Errol R. Walrond Scientific Symposium at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s (QEH) Auditorium last Friday. He applauded the University of the West Indies’ Faculty of Medical Sciences and …