Parliament Presentations

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



Update on the Dengue Outbreak in Jamaica by Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton – Tuesday, February 12, 2019

🕔 February 13, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I wish to update this honourable house and the people of Jamaica on the current position of the dengue outbreak. As at February 8, the Ministry of Health has classified 1,166 suspected, presumed, or confirmed dengue cases with dates of onset in 2019.  2018, we had 1,023 suspected… Read More



Taking Responsibility – 2018 Sectoral Presentation by Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton

🕔 June 5, 2018

Highlights Mr. Speaker, as I did last year, I have tabled a Ministry Paper with details of major programmes pursued by the ministry over the past year as well as the latest edition of Vitals, our now semiannual publication of important statistics for the public health sector. These two documents… Read More