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🕔Wednesday October 10, 2018

Health Ministry to Boost Mental Health Services

The Ministry of Health is, by the end of the month, to establish its new toll free Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Hotline, as part of efforts to shore up mental health services for Jamaicans. “Globally, close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. For every suicide, there are many… Read More

🕔Tuesday October 9, 2018

9th Annual National Health Research Conference, 2018

Registration open for National Health Research Conference Interested persons are invited to the Ministry of Health’s 9th Annual National Health Research Conference which will be held November 22-23, 2018 at the Jamaica Conference Centre under the theme “Don’t Wish for It, Work for It!”. Abstracts on Oral Health, Intentional and… Read More

🕔Monday September 24, 2018

Care With Compassion- Health Ministry Aims to Improve Customer Experience

Despite the challenges in the public health sector, Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton believes the sector has been responding well. Minister Tufton shared that in 2017, 1.8 million persons visited the health centres across the island, while 1.2 million persons accessed services at hospitals, with 185,000 spending an average of… 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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