Parliament Presentations

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



National Statement: COVID-19 Delivered by Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton Minister of Health and Wellness

🕔 March 10, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen of the press, Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Other stakeholders. Good afternoon.   Thank you for joining us this afternoon for what is an important development with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Jamaica today confirmed its first imported case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)… Read More



National Statement: COVID-19 Delivered by the Minister of Health & Wellness Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton

🕔 March 2, 2020

The new Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to more than 60 countries, fueling widespread anxiety, as many consider the implications for public health.    Here in Jamaica we understand that anxiety and wish to reassure the public that we are, even now, enhancing our readiness for the very real possibility of… Read More