About PAHO/WHO Barbados


Barbados is the easternmost country in the Caribbean, with a surface area of 430 km2.

Between 1990 and 2015, the population increased by only 3.5%, to 276,633 inhabitants; its structure is aging and becoming more regressive. Life expectancy at birth is 75.1 years (73.1 years in men, and 77.9 years in women).

Barbados is considered a high-income country. The per capita gross domestic product (GDP) was US$ 15,600 in 2015. Barbados has an open economy—dominated by tourism, international trade, and retail commerce—under the influence of international financial markets.

(Source: Health in the Americas+, 2017 Edition)