Tag Archives: health

  1. National Council on Substance Abuse urges for parents to make sure it’s a Drug Free Summer

    The National Council on Substance Abuse is encouraging parents to pay more attention to the activities of their children at all times and especially during the summer vacation. He said the one-day seminar which was held at Horatio Cooke Auditorium, National Union of Public Workers, Dalkeith Road, St Michael targeted was timely and important. “At […]

    July 21, 2021EducationNo comments
  2. International Day of Yoga 2021: Yoga for Wellness

    On the occasion of 7th edition of International Day of Yoga (IDY), 2021 being celebrated by India and the international community with the thrust on “Yoga for Wellness“, I warmly greet the yoga enthusiasts. India is proud that the UN proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga and since then the age old […]

    June 21, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) Going Digital

    The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) is moving ahead with its digital transformation agenda, and has started the implementation of a Document Management System (DMS) with the assistance of the team from Productive Business Solutions Technologies (Barbados) Limited. Change and Project Manager of the PBS Technologies, Ms. Shontelle Bryan says the project is timely […]

    June 4, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  4. Saint Lucia’s health ministry wins World No-Tobacco Day Award from the World Health Organization

    Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Health and Wellness has won a 2021 World No-Tobacco Day Award in the Americas from the World Health Organization (WHO). The Ministry of Health, one of six winners of the award in the Americas, received the recognition for achieving key advances in tobacco control efforts. “The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) […]

    June 1, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  5. National Council on Substance Abuse: World No Tobacco Day 2021

    The tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year. More than 5 million are users and ex-users and more than 600 000 are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke according to the World Health Organization (WHO). After high blood pressure, tobacco use is the biggest contributor to the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases — such as […]

    May 31, 2021EducationNo comments
  6. Cayman Islands Newest Partner in Medical Tourism Receives Eminent Award for Quality Healthcare

    Aster DM Healthcare, a rapidly growing healthcare player in India, has received the accolade of being recognised among The Economic Times’ Best Healthcare Brands of 2021. The eminent award recognises brands for their commitment to innovation in the healthcare sector, patient satisfaction and loyalty, quality of services offered and clinical excellence. “We are honoured to […]

    April 1, 2021HealthNo comments
  7. Nevis’ Alexandra Hospital installs, commissions state-of-the-art chemistry analyzer

    The Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) purchased a new state-of-the-art US$59,000 VITROS XT 3400 chemistry analyzer for the Alexandra Hospital’s Lab to assist in the speedy delivery of health care on the island. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health said at his monthly press conference in Cabinet Room […]

    March 29, 2021HealthNo comments
  8. PAHO, HCC, OECS, UNICEF launch “Now More Than Ever” regional campaign promoting Front-of-Package Warning Labelling

    A ground-breaking campaign aimed at tackling the troubling issues of childhood obesity and the regional epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) was launched Friday by the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), in partnership with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and UNICEF. Titled “Now More Than Ever: Better Labels, […]

    March 15, 2021Breaking News, Featured, Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. #PrincePhilip moved to new #London hospital

    UK’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was moved from one London hospital to another on Monday for treatment of an infection and observation of a preexisting heart condition, Buckingham Palace announced.

    March 1, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. Global Shapers and Crane Resort Support Charity at Christmas

    The Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub has completed a third food drive on the behalf of the HIV/AIDS Food Bank to assist the charity with needed food supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. On this occasion donations were generously provided by The Crane Resort, the oldest continuously operating hotel in the Caribbean. Curator of […]

    December 25, 2020EventsNo comments
  11. PAHO urges support for CARICOM for front-of-package warnings against unhealthy food

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging support for CARICOM’s Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) proposal to put front-of-package nutritional warnings on food products, which have been shown to help people make healthier dietary choices. The labeling allows consumers to correctly, quickly, and easily identify foods that are excessive in fats, sugar, […]

    December 22, 2020HealthNo comments
  12. Hello Naturalle, now in Fontabelle for your Skincare Needs!

    Visit their centre at Small Business Association next door to the Advocate, Tues to Fri from 1 pm til 5 pm

    December 17, 2020Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Sanitising and washing little hands at the St. Margaret’s and St. Elizabeth Primary Schools will now be easier following the installation of 17 hand sanitiser and 14 hand soap dispensers at the schools. Each classroom at the two schools now has a hand sanitiser dispenser installed at the door and each bathroom a soap dispenser […]

    December 12, 2020EducationNo comments

    Those who have been at the front-line of Barbados’ fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) during 2020 will be conferred next year with the Barbados Humanitarian Medal. Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley announced this on Monday as she addressed the nation during this year’s 54th Independence Day Parade and National Awards Ceremony in National Heroes […]

    December 2, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  15. A Revolutionary Continuous Glucose Monitoring Technology for Diabetics Now Available in Barbados

    There are more than 48 million people in the North America and Caribbean Region living with diabetes, and it is expected that by 2045 this will rise to 63 million, according to the International Diabetes Federation. The prevalence of diabetes in Barbados is 17.8% of the total population. People living with diabetes now have an […]

    October 29, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments

    A 32-year old Registered Nurse tending to COVID-19 patients at a hospital Intensive Care Unit in both Curaçao and St. Maarten, who later contracted the virus himself, is among regional winners in this year’s inaugural Unsung Frontline Heroes initiative. The programme, designed by CIBC FirstCaribbean through its ComTrust Foundation to unearth the work of persons […]

    October 28, 2020Breaking News, Featured, Health1 comment

    With close to 100 nominations received across the region, it is now your turn to help choose the FirstCaribbean Unsung Frontline Heroes in your community. “Over the past weeks we have been very heartened by the many nominations we have received highlighting the brave and selfless work of so many across our region who have […]

    September 18, 2020Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Concerns about risk of exposure to COVID-19 impact immunization services in the Americas

    While Countries of the Americas have implemented innovative strategies to boost immunization programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about risk of exposure, as well as challenges accessing services during lockdown, have led to a reduction in vaccination coverage, a series of internal surveys from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) show. The surveys were conducted […]

    August 17, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. “We Sea, We Life” massive Multi-Dept Swimming Initiative, Min. Humphrey emphasises Safety at every level

    Preservation and production are two of the main principles engaging the attention of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy and those tenets also form the basis of a new initiative aimed at teaching 1,000 Barbadian youth how to swim this summer.   View this post on Instagram   This weekend @kirkhumphrey7 Minister […]

    August 9, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Medical NGO wants tourists from high, medium risk countries quarantined for at least a Fortnight

    The Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) applauds the Government of Barbados on its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic so far… This is a testament to the many officials dedicated to keeping our citizens healthy and safe, as well as to the diligence of the people themselves. As we now shift gears to focus on […]

    July 28, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments

    When Barbados isolated itself from the rest of the world like most of the planet from the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. the imposing of measures had a ripple effect everywhere – Tourism, Medicine, Food Service and Security and in the domain of Charity as well. An area you’d think some of the shockwaves would be buffered. […]

    July 20, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Blood Bank is issuing an urgent appeal for blood donations. All blood types are needed and donated blood products will help replenish the QEH Blood Bank’s supply to ensure that blood products are readily available for patients with serious medical needs such as cancer patients, people with blood disorders, premature […]

    June 15, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments

    The good news of no more new cases of COVID-19 in Barbados continues as 61 people tested negative yesterday. Six people remain in isolation at Harrison Point, St. Lucy and 83 of the 96 persons confirmed with the viral illness have recovered. Seven succumbed to the virus. The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has now […]

    June 13, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Two women, aged 57 and 56, are the latest COVID-19 positive patients in Barbados, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 92. The 56-year-old is the fifth member of a Bridgetown church to test positive. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Anton Best, said how aggressive contact tracing was ongoing to locate persons with whom the […]

    May 24, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments

    There are no newly diagnosed cases of COVID19 in Barbados. All 116 tests conducted for the viral illness proved negative. No one was released from isolation while the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has now completed 4,438 tests.

    May 22, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments