The BIBA Charity, the registered charity of   BIBA, the association for global business, has stepped forward to support the Ministry of Health and Wellness in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Recognising that COVID-19 has created a crisis unlike any which our public healthcare system has faced before, the BIBA Charity, after consultation with the Ministry, launched an appeal to raise close to BBD $500,000 in medical equipment for frontline workers. The BIBA Charity COVID-19 Appeal is coordinating donations from members of BIBA and supportive members of the general public to channel into urgently purchasing the medical equipment and supplies needed as well as responding to Government’s call to Barbadians to be their brother’s keeper by supporting the Adopt-A-Family Programme.

This COVID-19 Appeal is a natural progression for the Charity because the public healthcare system of Barbados continues to be one of our major area of focus. Over the past 10 years, with the help of generous donors, the Charity has donated medical equipment and supplies to the public hospital and polyclinics facilities across Barbados with the most recent being a dental suite worth more than $200,000 to the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic in September last year.

BIBA Charity Trustee, Louisa Ward said “As we fight this unseen and somewhat unknown enemy, I am heartened at the outpouring of support from our members, both in their corporate and individual capacities and from our non-member friends of BIBA.  Although we haven’t yet reached our target, the Charity has responded to the Ministry’s immediate needs, purchasing 12 bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines and their accessories.”

“As we look to reach our goal, no donation is too big or too small and we appreciate the urgency with which the Friends of BIBA have pledged to assist. The Trustees of BIBA Charity thank you for your efforts thus far and as we drive towards meeting our target,”

Louisa Ward

Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact BIBA at 246-537-2422 or email biba@biba.bb for more information.

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The Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) is a private sector organization comprising companies engaged in international business in Barbados and companies which are otherwise strategically associated with this sector.