Health Ministry: No Measles Outbreak In Barbados

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Contrary to a report carried in Loop News on Friday, March 1, the public is advised that Barbados is NOT experiencing an outbreak of measles. According to Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, Barbados has not documented a case of measles since 1990. Speaking on a recent panel at the Cave Hill Wesleyan Man Talk Discussion, the Director …

No Cases Of H1N1 Virus So Far This Year

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is assuring the public that there have been no cases of the Influenza A H1N1 virus recorded in Barbados so far this year. This comes on the heels of news out of Trinidad and Tobago of three deaths attributed to the virus, commonly known as swine flu. According to Senior Medical Officer of Health, …

Technology Vital To Pharmaceutical Care

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Anton Best, has emphasised the importance of using information technology to improve pharmaceutical care. He proffered this view recently while delivering remarks on behalf of Minister of Health, John Boyce, at a ceremony to launch Pharmacy Week under the theme: Bridging the Gap – Pharmacists, Past, Present and Future – Ensuring Excellence, at the …

Pharmacists Urged To Continue Training

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Although the pharmacy profession has a rich and prestigious history, a senior health professional is encouraging members of that body to keep up-to-date academically in line with the changes in their profession. This advice has come from Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Anton Best, who delivered remarks on behalf of Minister of Health, John Boyce, at the official ceremony …