Pan American Health Organization Donation

BDF Media Release| 20 Mar 2020

Photography credit: BDF Media

As part of the national emergency response to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to the Barbados Defence Force (BDF). Colonel Glyne Grannum, Chief of Staff BDF, received the equipment during a brief handover–takeover ceremony from PAHO/WHO representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr Gebre Yitades.

The Personal Protective Equipment consists of surgical gowns and masks, gloves, N95 masks, safety glasses and bio-safety bags.
The Barbados Defence Force continues to participate in Government’s COVID-19 response plan, providing a range of operations which include the provision of medical personnel for screening at Barbados’ Ports of Entry and other medical and logistics tasks.