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🕔Monday June 18, 2018

Reducing Waiting Time Initiative reaps dividends

KINGSTON, Jamaica. 18 June 2018 – The Ministry of Health is to expand the Reducing Waiting Time Initiative, which has so far eased overcrowding at emergency departments islandwide, while improving the timely access to health care for many Jamaicans. Seven hospitals and eight health centres have participated in this project,… Read More

🕔Monday June 11, 2018

Update on dengue-related deaths in Jamaica

The Ministry of Health is reporting that there has been one presumed dengue related death which occurred in 2018. This classification is based on a positive Antibody Blood Test (IgM) in respect of one person who died. Confirmation is only made with a positive dengue PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test… Read More

🕔Friday June 1, 2018

Silencing Jamaica’s silent killers

To help overcome Jamaica and the world’s challenge with so called ‘silent killers’ – non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer and heart disease – it is necessary to invest in behaviour change initiatives that prompt long-term shifts in people’s lifestyle choices. “The world’s collective intellectual capacity make us all understand… 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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