May 30, 2024

PAHO Partners with Ministry of Health for Health Education Initiative at Agrofest 2024 – PAHO/WHO

Bridgetown, Barbados, 26 February 2024 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently collaborated with the Ministry of Health and Wellness Barbados in a joint effort to promote health education at Agrofest 2024.

Agrofest, an annual national agricultural exhibition was held from the 23rd to 25th of February 2024 at Queens Park located in the capital city Bridgetown.  PAHO’s partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness took place on the 23rd of February, drawing a diverse crowd of attendees eager to engage with various health-related topics.

The collaboration facilitated an informative and interactive experience for attendees, with PAHO’s team of technical advisors offering insights and guidance on critical health issues. Topics discussed included dengue prevention, elimination of mosquito breeding sites, food safety practices, and hand hygiene techniques.

One of the highlights of the event was the enthusiastic participation of children, who showed a keen interest in learning about health and wellness. Through engaging activities and demonstrations, they gained valuable knowledge that will contribute to their overall well-being.

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Ministry of Health and Wellness at Agrofest 2024,” said Dr. Amalia Del Riego, PAHO/WHO Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries. “Our shared goal of promoting health education and raising awareness about preventive measures is vital for building a healthier community. We look forward to participating in more community-based activities.”

This collaborative initiative underscores PAHO’s commitment to social responsibility and its dedication to making a positive impact on public health. Through partnerships like these and events such as Agrofest, PAHO remains dedicated to contributing to the well-being and safety of our community.

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