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Local lab recognised by WHO/PAHO

April 8, 2024

Barbados Best-Dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has been recognised by the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation as a National Influenza Centre and as a member of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System.

The Bridgetown laboratory joins the likes of the Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Public Health Agency, CARPHA and the Virology Lab located at the University of the West Indies.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley during a recognition ceremony was moved by the designation, stating it is one of immense pride.

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