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Barbados

Capital: Bridgetown
Population: 256,000
Land Surface: 430 km2
Population Density: 649persons/km2
Urban Population: 40.3%
Population Growth Rate: 0.3%
Currency: Barbadian

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Risk Management – Barbados

Barbados is brushed by tropical storms, hurricanes and tropical depressions frequently. Most recently, hurricane Lili damaged over 300 houses in September 2002 and Ivan killed one person and damaged over 300 buildings in September 2004. The most devastating hurricane of the past century was Janet in 1955, which killed 35 people, destroyed more than 8000 homes and left around 20,000 people homeless. The secondary effects of Hurricanes and tropical storms, however, such as wind damage, inland flooding, landslides and coastal surge are still of concern.

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Health Profile - Barbados

 HEALTH INDICATORS
Percentage of GDP designated to Health: Public: 4.4  Private:1.9
Doctors per inhabitance (10,000 pop) ...
Infant Mortality Rate (1,000) 14.2
Maternal Mortality (100,000 lb) 16
Life Expectancy at Birth 77.5
Fertility Rate 1.5
Cases of Malaria: none
Cases of Dengue: 1
Incidences of HIV (100,000 pop): 40.5%
 

Contact in PAHO and Health Institutions

Barbados

Pan American Health Organization - Focal Point
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Reference Documents

UNDP Human Development Report 2009
Health situation in the Americas- Basic Indicators 2009
www.statoids.com
www.paho.org
www.worldtravelguide.net
www.cdera.org
www.theodora.com

 


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