The Barry Wint Memorial Fund

Established February 23, 2008 at the

Advancements in Medicine 2008 Conference





Dr. B.W. Wint was born in Kingston and went to high school at St. Jago High School in Spanish Town, St. Catherine. He obtained his MBBS at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica in 1972.  He later pursued post-graduate studies in Public Health, gaining a (DPH) in 1977, and was made Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FFPHM), UK, 1998.  He served the public health sector of Jamaica for over 30 years, spanning both secondary and primary health care facilities, and as Chief Medical Officer (CMO), for the last 15 years of his service to his beloved country Jamaica. 


As CMO, he advised the Government of Jamaica, the Hon. Minister of Health and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, on technical matters as it related to the health of the population of Jamaica, and the health services available to them.  He was Chief Technical Director for Central Projects Unit Human Resources Development Programme for the Ministry of Health 1989-1995 in collaboration with the Planning Institute of Jamaica/UNDP/IBRD.  He served as Health Advisor to CARICOM Secretariat during the period 1998 - 2000, having been seconded by the Government of Jamaica.


Dr. Wint has served in various capacities on several boards and organizations in the health sector including Member of the Council of Medical Association of Jamaica; Member of the Medical Council of Jamaica; Chairman of the Central Health Committee; Chairman of the Quarantine Authority and Board Member University Hospital of the West Indies; member of Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medical and other health training institutions; Chairman of Special Task Force on HIV/AIDS and co-chairman on the Secretariat for Caribbean Corporation in Health.  He has undertaken short-term consultancy assignments with PAHO, UNICEF and CDC (Atlanta) and has served as honourary lecturer in the Department of Community Health, UWI, from 1999 to the time of his passing.


Dr. Wint has represented the Minister of Health and the Government of Jamaica on numerous occasions at both local and international levels including the Executive Board of WHO, Geneva, where he was appointed a member in 2006; and served on the  Executive Committee of PAHO, 


Dr. Wint has a number of publications by WHO and PAHO including:

  •   An overview of hospital services in Jamaica

  • Quality assessment of medical care in Jamaica

  • Review of primary health care in Jamaica

  • An evaluation of child health care services in Jamaica

  •  Infant mortality rates in three parishes in Jamaica

  •  National family planning programme in Jamaica

  • Primary health care development at district and community level Jamaica

  • Comparative health care financing in St. Lucia, Grenada and Dominica

Dr. Wint was married to wife Yvonne and has two daughters, Suzanne and Kathryn.