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🕔Wednesday February 13, 2019

Jamaica on Flu Alert

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton has put the island on alert for influenza (the “flu”), noting a significant increase in the number of cases of fever and respiratory or flu-like illnesses. Flu is an acute viral infection that spreads easily from person to person, mainly by coughing, sneezing and through… Read More

🕔Friday February 1, 2019

Health Ministry hosts annual maternal health review

The Ministry of Health recently hosted its annual national maternal health review, as part of ongoing efforts to ensure the best possible health outcomes for pregnant women and their children in Jamaica. The review, which brought together health professionals from across the island’s four health regions, was hosted at the… Read More

🕔Friday January 25, 2019

Health Ministry receives Gender-based violence (GBV) Package

The Health Policy Plus (HP+) is currently finalizing a comprehensive gender-based violence (GBV) package to improve GBV care and services in the public health sector which would consist of guidelines for GBV management in health facilities including process flowcharts and IEC materials.  The package was handed over to Permanent Secretary… 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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