Barbados has been a member of Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for 50 years.
Five decades is not five days and to mark the milestone health is still the focus of the day’s festivities.
Barbados’ outstanding membership in PAHO for the last five decades was celebrated with a tree planting ceremony this morning, Wednesday, October 25.
During a ceremony on the grounds of PAHO, at its Dayrell’s Road, Christ Church location five trees were planted. Acting Minister of Health, Donville Inniss assisted with the initiative. Each of the five trees represents a decade of Barbados’ membership.
Later today, at the second celebratory event eight Health Heroes will be honoured and the Acting Minister Inniss will deliver an address at the ceremony.
PAHO is the specialised healthcare organisation of the Americas that works with countries throughout the region to improve and protect the health of individuals. It engages in technical cooperation with its member countries to fight communicable and non-communicable diseases and their causes, to strengthen health systems, and to respond to emergencies and disasters.
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