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🕔Friday January 11, 2019

Empathy, partnership, data: Essential for effective crisis management

Since declaring the dengue outbreak on January 3, I have interacted with hundreds of Jamaicans, all of whom are anxious over the disease while being bombarded with news of an increasing number of cases, including the deaths of some of our children. I understand and empathise with that anxiety and… Read More

🕔Friday January 4, 2019

MOH Advises of Continued Caution Against Viral Illnesses

Kingston, Jamaica. 27 December 2018: The Ministry of Health has been informed that over the Christmas period, the Bustamante Hospital for Children continues to see an increase in the number of cases of viral illnesses, including cases of suspected dengue. There has also been an increase in the number of… Read More

🕔Friday December 21, 2018

Health Ministry moves to stem the tide of dengue infections

The extension of the Enhanced Vector Control (EVC) Programme is among the raft of measures being taken by the Ministry of Health in response to a more active dengue season. “Each suspected and/or confirmed case of dengue is concerning to the Ministry of Health and every effort is being made… 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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