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Westmoreland Residents Urged To Take Precaution Against Leptospirosis

Jamaica News: The Westmoreland Health Department has beefed up its public education campaign to sensitise the public about the dangers of leptospirosis. Health Promotion and Education Officer, Gerald Miller, told JIS News that while there is no outbreak of the disease in the parish, the department has to be proactive in light of the recent […]

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Head Of FCTC Secretariat Highlights Importance Of Eliminating Illicit Trade In Tobacco Products

Jamaica News: Head of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat, Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, says the move to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products (the Protocol) was a milestone in the history of tobacco control and public health. Calling it the first legally binding instrument adopted under the World Health […]

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Point Hill Health Centre To Be Renamed In Honour Of Dr. Kenneth Baugh

Jamaica News: The Point Hill Health Centre, located in the constituency of West Central St. Catherine, is to be renamed in honour of late former Deputy Prime Minister and Member of Parliament, Dr. Kenneth Baugh. The operations at the Type Three health centre were temporarily relocated to the nearby Point Hill Community Centre to facilitate […]

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Additional $350 Million For Enhanced Vector Control Programme

Jamaica News: Additional financing of $350 million is to be provided for the Enhanced Vector Control Programme to increase public relations activities and to coordinate the capacity for strengthened national response. “The National Health Fund is providing additional financing… . This is to support the dengue outbreak response that is projected to run until December […]

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Dr. Randy Robinson urgently needs Blood

Friends and family in Jamaica, Dr. Randy Robinson is urgently needing donations of blood. He is currently at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. His Sister Stacey-Ann Witter is his point of contact. For more details on how to donate please call: 876-369-1511 or contact his Sister via Facebook messenger. Thank you for your support in this […]

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Jamaica To Undertake Mosquito Sterilisation Pilot Project

Jamaica News: Come next year, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be embarking on a pilot for the Sterilised Insect Technique (SIT), as part of efforts to minimise mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue. Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the initiative will be spearheaded by the Mosquito Control Research Unit, which has […]

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Gift Policy Being Developed

Jamaica News: Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says discussions are under way to develop a Gift Policy to formalise fundraising activities for charitable donations to the public health sector. “We want to encourage giving by ensuring it is done in an orderly way and in a transparent way that does not […]

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WRHA Wants More Fathers to Promote Breastfeeding

Jamaica News: The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is encouraging more fathers to help promote breastfeeding in the country. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, at the agency’s Regional Office in Montego Bay, St. James, on September 27, Medical Officer of Health for St. James, Dr. Marcia Johnson-Campbell, said that while more […]

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Persons Urged To Be Aware Of Dengue Fever Symptoms

Jamaica News: Medical Officer of Health for St. James, Dr. Marcia Johnson-Campbell, is encouraging persons to be aware of the symptoms of dengue fever and seek medical treatment immediately if any is experienced. “If persons have persistent fever, persistent vomiting, and persistent abdominal pain, or if there is any bleeding, [these are] the warning signs […]

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Western Regional Health Authority Promotes Breastfeeding

Jamaica News: The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) says it continues to implement strategies to encourage and support breastfeeding in the region. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, at the agency’s Regional Office in Montego Bay, St. James, on September 27, Parish Nutritionist with the WRHA, Doncia Murray, says the Authority has […]

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Western Regional Health Authority To Host Breastfeeding Symposium And Expo

Jamaica News: The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) will host a breastfeeding symposium and exposition at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on October 3. The event, which is being held for stakeholders in the four parishes under the WRHA, is in line with the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ commemoration of National Breastfeeding Week, which […]

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