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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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PHOTOS: Min. Tufton Distributes Dengue Brochures

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (left), leads a team from the St. Catherine Health Department on September 26 to distribute brochures on the dengue virus, while on a tour of Spanish Town, in the parish. In an effort to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that cause dengue, the Ministry, through […]

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Health Ministry And KPH Receive 100 Wheelchairs

Jamaica News: One hundred wheelchairs have been donated to the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) by the international non-profit organisation, The Wheelchair Foundation, to improve services within the public health sector. Each entity will receive 50 wheelchairs to give greater comfort to patients who access services at public health […]

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Health Ministry Urges United Approach To Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

Jamaica News: Director of Veterinary Public Health in the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), Dr. Linnette Peters, has charged stakeholders in the Americas to come together to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and animals. AMR occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change and become resistant to the antibiotics used […]

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Jamaica-Cuba Eye Care Programme Extended

Jamaica News: Jamaicans will continue to benefit from services under the Jamaica-Cuba Eye Care Programme. Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, and Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Inés Fors Fernández, signed the Technical Cooperation agreement, today (September 24), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, to extend the project. Since the […]

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