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🕔Wednesday March 28, 2018

Ministry of Health Warns Against the use of Unregistered Cannabis Products for Medical and Therapeutic Purposes

The Ministry of Health is advising the public against the use of unregistered Cannabis Products for medical and therapeutic purposes. The Ministry of Health recommends that Medical Cannabis products have a maximum Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 5% and is concerned about the potential negative public health effects that may arise… Read More

🕔Wednesday January 31, 2018

New Acting Chief Medical Officer for the Ministry of Health

Dr. Jacquiline A. Bisasor-McKenzie has been appointed Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the Ministry of Health (MOH), effective February 1, 2018. Dr. Bisasor-McKenzie has 25 years of experience in the health care system in Jamaica and was the first Emergency Physician to be appointed as a Consultant in the… Read More

🕔Wednesday January 24, 2018

Jamaica Bats for Global Strategy on Health, Climate and Environmental Change

Geneva, Switzerland: Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, on behalf of the Caribbean region, has urged the World Health Organization, WHO, to give priority to the development of initiatives to address the health effects of climate change in Small-Island Developing States and vulnerable settings in both areas of preparedness and response…. Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Tuesday May 16, 2017

Safety Tips After Flood Rains

Do not go outside unnecessarily. Wear water boots or closed shoes when going outdoors. Wear gloves when clearing debris or handling of dirty water. If you get a puncture wound, a nail stick or a cut, seek medical attention immediately. Do not allow children to play in the floodwater or… Read More

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