Parliament Presentations

Statement to Parliament by Minister of Health Dr The Hon. Christopher Tufton Tuesday, June 7, 2016

🕔 June 7, 2016

Introduction Mr. Speaker, allow me to update this Honourable House on the present Zika virus situation, the expected effects on the population and some of the activities being undertaken by the Ministry of Health and its partners as part of the response.   Global Situation Mr. Speaker, the latest World… Read More



Remarks by the Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton: Zika Virus Press Briefing June 02, 2016

🕔 June 2, 2016

The Ministry of Health will continue to update the nation on this matter and I will be making a statement in Parliament next Tuesday to provide any further update.



Remarks by the Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton: Zika Virus Press Briefing March 18, 2016

🕔 March 18, 2016

Introduction I want to thank the media for the continued support. Going forward we will have to strengthen our partnership to ensure that our messages to empower Jamaicans to secure their health has as wide a reach as possible. I want to point out that this fight against zika will… Read More



Statement to Parliament by Minister of Health Hon. Dr. Chirstopher Tufton Thursday, March 10, 2016

🕔 March 10, 2016

Introduction Mr. Speaker, as the new Minister of Health I and the government understand the importance of ensuring that we equip the public, including our Parliamentarians, with the information they need to protect their health. In this regard, allow me to update this Honourable House on the activities being undertaken… Read More



Remarks by the Minister of Health Hon. Horace Dalley, Zika Virus Press Briefing February 1, 2016 at 11a.m. Office of the Prime Minister

🕔 February 3, 2016

Introduction As you know through our announcement last Saturday morning, Jamaica has confirmed its first case of zika virus infection. The Ministry of Health had heightened its surveillance for the past several months as we observed the virus inching closer to us.   As we in the Ministry have been… Read More