Parliament Presentations

Message of the Minister of Health & Wellness Dr. The Hon. Christopher Tufton World Suicide Prevention Day – “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”

🕔 September 10, 2020

As the race to save lives continues due to COVID-19, it is now more important than ever to work together to prevent suicide, as well as to promote and support overall mental health. From quarantine to isolation and the changing information about the pandemic, many are experiencing not only fear… Read More



Statement of the Minister of Health & Wellness Virtual Press Conference Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica House, Kingston

🕔 August 6, 2020

Honourable Prime Minister, Colleague Ministers, Members of the media, Members of the Public all, good evening.   COVID-19 Numbers Jamaica has recorded 30 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The island now has 958 confirmed positives. Of the newly confirmed cases, 19 are females and 11 are males,… Read More



Sectoral Presentation – Public Investment in Public Health

🕔 July 7, 2020

Mr. Speaker, the last six months have seen a major transformation in the world. It is a transformation so dramatic that even now, countries are struggling to define what the new normal will look like, as they adjust to the changes brought on by COVID-19. To define that new normal,… Read More



Speaking Notes of the Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, MP

🕔 April 27, 2020

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen of the press, colleague ministers, stakeholders all, members of the public.   CASE NUMBERS We wish to advise that 2 samples from yesterday’s announcement were repeat samples for patients, who were already confirmed positive and awaiting discharge. This would have brought the number of cases… Read More



Parliamentary Statement: COVID-19 Delivered by Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, MP

🕔 April 15, 2020

Mr. Speaker, I rise to update this Honourable House and the people of Jamaica on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Mr. Speaker, as of Wednesday, April 15, the National Surveillance Unit has advised that there are 125 confirmed… Read More