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🕔Thursday November 29, 2018

Health Insurance – A Key Piece of Armour in Fight Against NCDs

Jamaicans are woefully under-insured, representing a serious chink in our armour in the fight to preserve public health against the onslaught of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including hypertension, diabetes and cancers. Seven out of every 10 Jamaicans die from a NCD. In 2015, 24 per cent of those deaths were premature,… Read More

🕔Thursday November 8, 2018

Public Health Intervention on Vessel from Nicaragua

The Coast Guard on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, notified the Ministry of Health through the Port Health Team of a Vessel from Nicaragua that was intercepted in Jamaican waters, with several persons on board. On arrival at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard Headquarters, there were 93 males on… Read More

🕔Wednesday October 24, 2018

Town Hall For HPV Vaccine Cervical Cancer Prevention – Oct. 31, 2018

Do you have questions about the human papillomavirus (HPV)? Do you want to know more about the HPV vaccine being used to treat young girls and boys before exposure to the disease? The Ministry of Health is creating an opportunity for persons to pose their queries, openly air their misgivings… Read More

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🕔Tuesday July 17, 2018

Potential Adverse Health Effects of Smoke from Retirement Dump

The St. James Public Health Services is working with all the relevant agencies to closely monitor the fire at the Retirement Dump. Persons are asked to avoid exposure to the smoke by do the following: Minimize all outdoor activities Persons who suffer from asthma and other respiratory illnesses are advised… Read More

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