Safeguarding Primary Healthcare: A Case Study of Barbados

Patricia Rodney, Esker Copeland


The concept of primary health care has regained prominence as many countries around the globe face rising health costs and failed health systems. This study examines Barbados, a developing country in the eastern Caribbean, which has consistently included the concept of primary health care in all of its development plans. Based on the government's stated commitment to Health for All, this review was conducted to examine whether this focus has prevailed. The purpose of this paper was to identify some of the advancements or reversals of primary health care policy in Barbados.


primary healthcare, Barbados, health system, Alma Ata

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