Parliament Presentations

Parliamentary Statement Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, MP Re: Billion-Dollar Spend for Enhanced Intervention – Dengue Response

🕔 November 12, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I rise to give an update to this honourable house and the nation on the current and ongoing challenge of the Dengue Outbreak that the country faces. This honourable house will recall, Mr. Speaker, that the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) has declared a pandemic in the Latin America… Read More



Remarks of the Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. The Hon. Christopher Tufton, M.P. Re: WHO FCTC Multisectoral Workshop to Promote the Protocol To Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

🕔 October 8, 2019

Dr. Vera da Costa e Silva, Head of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat, Representatives from the CARICOM Secretariat, Delegates from Ministries, Departments and Agencies of governments from across the Caribbean, Delegates from Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Government of Jamaica, Representatives from civil society, Members of the… Read More



Parliamentary Statement by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton Re: Ebola, Dengue & Cornwall Regional Hospital

🕔 July 25, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I wish to update this honourable house and the people of Jamaica on some important developments in public health over recent days and weeks. Ebola As at July 17, 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the Ebola Virus… Read More



The Intervention – 2019 Sectoral Presentation by Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton

🕔 May 8, 2019

Mr. Speaker, health, as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is not only the absence of disease and infirmity, but a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. It is against this background that I am tabling today four Ministry Papers that reflect the progress of this Administration’s… Read More



Statement to Parliament on Measles from The Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, MP on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

🕔 April 23, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I wish to advise this honourable house and the people of Jamaica that the Ministry of Health is monitoring the island for imported cases of measles given the recent increase in cases in the United States and across the Region. As at 30 March 2019, there were 3,674… Read More