The president of the Barbados Family Planning Association says the BFPA has made a significant contribution to the Barbadian society since opening its doors to the public 60 years ago.
Ruth Phillips was speaking during an anniversary service held for the association this morning at the St Mary’s Anglican Church, Bridgetown, St Michael.
“The presence of the BFPA in Barbadian society over the years has been a source of hope and inspiration to sectors of society that were in need of the general and specialised range of services, which could only be provided and administered by a highly motivated and committed team of fearless pioneers,” she said.
“The social, economic and cultural landscape of today’s modern Barbadian society reflects in a very positive way, the DNA of the BFPA. The comprehensive range of high quality services now offered to the public form the Clyde Gollop Family Health Centre at our Bay Street headquarters compares favourably with reproductive and general medical services offered anywhere across the Caribbean region.”
Among those attending the service were Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave and his wife, and members of the diplomatic corps.