WHO Suggests A Multi-Sectorial Approach

Shamkoe Pilé Top Stories

Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Joy St. John, has urged Barbados to take a multi-sectorial approach to climate change, health and other environmental issues. She made these recommendations recently during a joint-ministerial courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Jerome Walcott. He was joined by Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. …

Foreign Minister Meets WHO Candidate

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently met with Dr. David Nabarro, the United Kingdom’s candidate for Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). During their brief meeting, Senator McClean disclosed that health accounted for “a significant percentage” of Barbados’ budget. She added that 60 per cent was spent on combating Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which she …

Early Childhood Development A Priority

Joy Springer Ministry News

Barbados is committed to ensuring that the healthy cognitive, social and emotional development of young children receives the highest priority. This was revealed on Monday by Senior Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, as she delivered the feature address at the opening ceremony of an early childhood development training workshop, sponsored by the Pan American Health …