Health & Wellness


Health Ministry Assures No Dengue Outbreak

Jamaica News: The Ministry of Health is assuring that there is no outbreak of dengue fever in Jamaica and continues to implore persons to destroy breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the disease. “The first line of defence is to control or attempt to control your own environment as it relates to […]


Health Minister Encourages Persons to Check if they are Hypertensive

Jamaica News: Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the recent Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey shows that 40 per cent of persons who are hypertensive are unaware, and this is of great concern. According to Dr. Tufton, more lives can be spared from this condition, and for this to happen, he is […]


National Cancer Registry Launched

Jamaica News: Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the National Cancer Registry (NCR) provides a critical tool in guiding the planning and implementation of cancer prevention and control programmes. He noted that the population-based cancer registry, which covers the entire island, will actively collect information on all new cancer cases, including data on […]




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Five Health Centres to be Transformed into Smart Facilities Under Paho Project

Jamaica News, (JIS) – Work to transform five health centres across the island into greener, safer and climate-smart institutions under the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Smart Health Care Facilities Project, is slated to get under way in mid-2019. The facilities are Stony Hill Health Centre in St. Andrew, Port Antonio Health Centre in St. […]

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Nursing Services in Negril, Jamaica

Comforts of Home Nursing Services provides help for travelers and businesses in Negril. Services include 24-hour nursing hotel visits, health care consulting or auditing, adult or child sitting, post- clinic or hospital follow-up care, and private nursing or travel care. Click here for further information.

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PHOTOS: SRHA Promoting Good Oral Health Among Students for Over 20 Years

Students repeat the theme, “Say Aah, Think Mouth, Think Health” for the Oral Health Month competition held at the Cecil Charlton Hall in Manchester on Monday, October 29. For more than 20 years, the Southern Regional Health Authority has been staging the oral health competition, instilling a culture of good oral health practices, which has […]


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Nurses to be Trained in Critical Care Under Programme with the UK

Jamaica News: For registered nurse (RN) Tasheika Hewitt, participation in the Jamaica/United Kingdom (UK) Critical Care Nursing Programme is an opportunity of a lifetime to develop indispensable skills to care for patients with high-dependency and life-threatening conditions. “From this training programme, I know I will (learn to) be able to care for my patients more […]


Jamaicans Urged to take Charge of their Health

Jamaica News: Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is calling on Jamaicans to take responsibility for their health by making the necessary lifestyle changes in order to avoid non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases. “There is no prevention without taking responsibility; I have seen pain, suffering, people lose […]

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