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.
In previous notices the Medical Council published details of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) assessment scheme for re-registration of medical practitioners for the year 2013.
Children who might have missed measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), polio or chickenpox vaccinations will be offered immunisations this Saturday, January 26, when the Eunice Gibson polyclinic hosts its first community outreach event for the year.
There have been reports of an increase in influenza circulation in North America towards the end of 2012 and extending into 2013. Historically this increase in influenza activity in the United States of America has come earlier than expected. The predominant virus isolated has been influenza A (H3N2) followed by influenza B and influenza A(H1N1).
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that dengue statistics for 2012 reflect a decline in cases in recent weeks.
Over the four-week period leading up to December 15, last year, there were 43 confirmed cases of dengue, compared to 68 in the four weeks leading up to November 17.
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.