Sir Kenneth with co-workers in the field.
Kenneth Standard was born in Barbados on 8th December 1920. He attended Harrison College, one of the top boys’ schools on the island, and won a Senior 1st Grade Scholarship in his final year. Standard taught at Lynch’s Secondary School in Barbados for eight years, becoming headmaster in his last year there. He was then notified by telegram that he was selected to join the first batch of 33 medical students of the new University College of the West Indies (UCWI) in Mona, Jamaica. In 1955 he graduated with his medical degree and became a Medical House Officer at the University College Hospital. He attended the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh on a PAHO/WHO Fellowship and attained his M. Sc. in Public Health in 1959. In 1962, he obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of London, for research on child nutrition in Jamaica and Barbados. He was elevated to the post of Professor in 1968.
Sir Kenneth and his wife Mrs. Evelyn Standard
Professor Standard placed high importance on community health, and considered the medical officers of health as key... [continues]
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