Minister's Speech


The Government of Barbados remains committed to investing resources to improve the health and well being of all Barbadians. The Government of Barbados and its partners will continue to enhance the nation's investment through wise programme and resources utilisation decisions that get the most for the funds available.

Gastroenteritis ("Gastro")

The Ministry of Health has reported an increase in the number of cases of gastroenteritis and is cautioning the public to exercise greater care when consuming foods. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (the pathway responsible for digestion that includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines). It may be caused by viral, bacterial or parasitic organisms that enter the body Gastroenteritis can be spread if persons fail to wash hands frequently and properly, use contaminated food or water, have contact with an infected person, or by using dirty utensils.


It is always better to know your status, whether you have engaged in risky sexual behavior in the past or now considering entering a sexual relationship with a new partner. Many couples come in to get tested prior to marriage. It is no longer just a matter of trust, but a matter of self-respect and respect for your present and future partners.


Introducing Series #2


Starting Wednesday, April 6th, 2011, and continuing weekly at 8:00 P.M. on CBC TV’s Channel8


Upcoming Events- Child Month

May 8-14 Nurses Week

May 12 International Nurses Day

Tips for Flu Prevention

Tips for Flu Prevention

Tips for Flu Prevention

Increase In Dengue Cases Nationwide

Tips for Flu Prevention

Children’s Healthcare

Tips for Flu Prevention

Taking care of your body