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"Heart Disease and Stroke Recovery Services"

Press Releases Archive

30th June 2009 - New CEO for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados  The Board of Directors of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados has announced the appointment of Ms. René Brathwaite as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st July 2009. more..... (PDF document)

1st June 2009 - Call for entries "Wellness in the Workplace" Poster and Essay competition 2009 Entries to be submitted to the Heart & Stroke Foundation by Friday 31st July 2009 and the winners to be announced at an awards ceremony at Harrison College on Thursday 1st October 2009. more.....

19th May 2009 - Leading NGOs Call for International Action to Combat Epidemic of Non-communicable Diseases GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2009. more..... (PDF document)

7th April 2009 - It is worth remembering on this World Health Day that the leading cause of death in Barbados, as indeed it is internationally, is heart disease. So here in Barbados one of the greatest challenges is how to overcome this non-communicable disease. more..... (PDF document)

2nd February 2009 - Global push to reduce salt intakes - February 2 , 2009 Health experts from 28 countries around the world are joining together this week (February 2 – 8) to urge people to eat less salt for the good of their health. more (PDF document)

9th Sept 2008 - 8th International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease From Prevention to Intervention - ICCAD 2009 will be held on October 11-14, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic, ICCAD 2009 meeting will follow the format of the very successful previous ICCAD Coronary Artery Disease meetings and will provide a comprehensive update on coronary disease in all its aspects. more (PDF document)

5th July 2008 - The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados has taken another step in its efforts to fight the scourge of smoking in Barbados with the appointment of a Project Officer, Tobacco Control. He is Wayne Hunte, who brings to the post a wealth of experience in the field of project management and communication, and extensive knowledge of working with the NGO sector and the media. more (PDF document)

12th June 2008 - This year’s top performer in the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, Olivia Alleyne, is no stranger to excellence when it comes to academic achievement. The outstanding primary school student of Christ Church Girls’ School more (PDF document)

30th May 2008 - WHO wants a ban on all tobacco advertising to protect youth 30th May, Geneva. - The World Health Organization (WHO) today urged governments to protect the world’s 1.8 billion young people by imposing a ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. more (PDF document)

19th May 2008 - FACT SHEET #2 - The Bloomberg Global Initiative To Reduce Tobacco Use -The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) (for The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control), the Trinidad & Tobago Cancer Society and the Guyana Chest Society have received a grant from the Bloomberg Global Initiative to ensure the implementation of rotating picture-based package warnings on all tobacco products sold in Caribbean countries. This grant will be administered through the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. more (PDF document)

5th May 2008 - Healthy Caribbean 2008 Conference - is aimed at mobilising civil society and will bring together a wide cross section of the Caribbean community, including the many sectors of civil society, educators, government, and business, to address in a highly participatory and interactive workshop format, this most burdensome, yet most preventable, epidemic of our times: chronic disease. more (PDF document)

25th April 2008 - FACT SHEET #1 - The Bloomberg Global Initiative To Reduce Tobacco - The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) (for The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control), the Trinidad & Tobago Cancer Society and the Guyana Chest Society have recently been awarded a grant from the Bloomberg Global Initiative.  - more (PDF document)

24th April 2008 - New Head for Heart & Stroke Foundation - The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) has a new President. He is Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Moe - more (PDF document)

24th March 2008 - The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados AGM 2008 will take place on Friday 18th April at the Foundations Offices - more (PDF document)

7th March 2008 - A Merry fundraiser at Holders - Emile Straker and the Merrymen and the Barbados Defence Force Band were the perfect musical ingredients for an entertaining “Evening of Music” which was held at Holders Great House on Monday March 3rd, as part of the popular Holders Season. more (PDF document)


26th February 2008 - Evening of Music - The popular Holders Season is in full swing, and one eagerly anticipated event is the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados’ Evening of Music coming up on Monday 3rd March. more (PDF document)

16th February 2008 - Dr. Stephen Moe, Chairman of the Foundation's Medical Committee, will be the speaker at the first Barbados Drug Service's lecture of 2008. This takes place at Sherbourne Conference Centre on Tuesday February 26 from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Dr. Moe's lecture is entitled "Prevention of Heart Diseases"

15th February 2008 - Nations Conclude Initial Talks on Smuggling, Counterfeiting and Illicit Manufacturing of Tobacco Products as Global Tobacco Epidemic Worsens. Geneva, Switzerland. Official representatives of some 130 countries wrapped up talks in Geneva today on a new treaty, the Illicit Trade Protocol, to curb the smuggling, counterfeiting, and illicit manufacturing of tobacco products. more (PDF document)

7th February 2008 - New WHO Report on Global Tobacco Epidemic Calls on Nations to Implement Life-Saving Tobacco Control Policies [Barbados] - The World Health Organization (WHO) today released a landmark report that makes clear both the devastating scope of the global tobacco epidemic more (PDF document)

30th January 2008 -  150+ Organizations Worldwide Renew Call on Governments: Take Action to Prevent an Independent Philip Morris International from Worsening the Global Tobacco Pandemic. read more (PDF document)

29th January 2008 -  Romance in the Park, an elegant evening of dinner and dancing amid the dazzling gardens of Ocean Park read more (PDF document)

22nd January 2008 - An Evening of Music Under the Stars, at Holders Great House featuring the The Merrymen and the Barbados Defence Force Band, Monday 3rd march 2008 7pm.. read more (PDF document)

16th January 2008 - The National Committee for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, with the support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados is hosting a free workshop, "No place for Tobacco and other Drugs" on Wednesday, January 23rd, from 1.00 - 4.30 pm and Thursday, January 24th, from 9.00 am - 12.30 pm at the Goddards Training Room, Fontabelle, St Michael, (next to Tropical Batteries.) read more (PDF document)

18th December 2007 - "How To Make 2008 Your Best Year Ever"  - A Lifestyle Improvement Seminar in aid of The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados read more

17th December 2007 - The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados is very pleased to announce that US taxpayers can now donate to the Foundation tax effectively via the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAFAmerica) ... read more

26th November 2007 - The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) recently announced changes to the management of two key areas of its operations - the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation (CDP&R) and Emergency Cardiac Care departments. more.....

25th November 2007 - The big draw in the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados’ Grand Fundraising Raffle took place at the Foundation’s headquarters on October 6th 2007, and a Christ Church man flew away with the prized trip for two to London compliments Virgin Atlantic Airways. more.....

22nd November 2007 - World-first study dismantles vital tobacco industry myth - Sydney, Australia: A world-first study led by Australian researchers has blown the lid off the tobacco industry myth that cigarette pack displays in the retail environment are harmless. more.....

19th November 2007 - Commonwealth governments will raise concerns about tobacco industry sponsorship of a Commonwealth Heads of Government side meeting, as it is against the spirit of World Health Organisation treaty which bans any advertising, promotion or sponsorship by the tobacco industry. more.....

5th October 2007 - Healthy Hearts Winners - The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados’ Essay and Poster Competition for Primary Schools climaxed with an Awards Ceremony at Harrison College on Thursday evening, October 4, from 6:00 p.m. more.....

27th September 2007 - Team Up For Health Hearts! - Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados gives support. You have nearly three times more chance of maintaining weight loss and twice the chance of giving up smoking if you join a group rather than trying alone. more.....

19th September 2007 - Celebrating Barbados Heart & Stroke Week - The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados Inc. (HSFB) is once again staging a series of events in observance of World Heart Day. more.....

28th August 2007 - HSFB CEO to speak at Rio tobacco control conference - A major conference will be held in next month, as efforts to build support for global tobacco control intensify. more.....

15th August 2007 - ‘Healthy’ lunchtime salads and pasta bowls with more salt than a burger and fries - Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) Media Release -  www.actiononsalt.org.uk 
Public need to boycott high-salt salads and pasta bowls  more.....

13th August 2007 - Get antioxidants from food and not from supplements! - In our fast-paced society with an increased availability of convenience foods and ready-made-meals, buying and cooking healthy food is becoming a challenge. Written by Erika Ketterer, Registered Dietician at the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA.   more.....

26th July 2007 - Barbadian heart patients not accessing cardiac rehabilitation services - By Professor Trevor Hassell - 55% of Barbadians are overweight or obese, 20% of Barbadians are hypertensive and 17% are diabetics, one Barbadian every day suffers a stroke. more.....

8th July 2007 - Health Advocates Praise Nations at International Tobacco Control Conference - Call for Urgent Action against Secondhand Smoke, Cigarette Smuggling more.....

21st June 2007 - The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados is coming to the assistance of Michael Clarke, the 11-year-old who recently suffered a stroke that affected the use of his right hand and leg. more.....

18th June 2007 - CEO Adrian Randall invited by FCA to attend the World Health Organisation’s Second COP. more.....

9th June 2007 - 6th Annual Emergency Cardiac Care Conference. more.....

17th May 2007  ECC training for girl guides. read more...

26th April 2007  140+ Organizations Worldwide Call on Governments to Take Action to Prevent an Independent Philip Morris International from Worsening the Global Tobacco Pandemic. read more...

23rd April 2007  - Ireland winners at cricket and in the fight against smoking in public read more...

9th March 2007 - RBC Royal Bank of Canada sponsors HSFB annual Holders Concert  read more...

9th November 2006 - Call for Smoking Ban  read more...

11th October 2006 - Why Barbados Should Enact Smoke-Free Law  read more...

21st September 2006 - The expansion of a cardiovascular rehabilitation programme read more...