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🕔Thursday December 13, 2018

Jamaica launches National Cancer Registry

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday (December 11, 2018) launched the National Cancer Registry, an important step in the fight to beat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and, in particular, cancer. ‚ÄúThis registry, frankly speaking, could mean the difference between life and death for Jamaicans diagnosed with cancer and/or who are at… Read More

🕔Saturday December 8, 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

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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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