Parliament Presentations

Statement of the Minister of Health & Wellness Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton – Coronavirus Press Briefing

🕔 January 28, 2020

There is no truth to the claim that there is a case of the new Coronavirus at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Dr. Bruce, Medical Chief of Staff at the UHWI, will elaborate. Ladies and gentlemen of the press, a statement will later today be made to Parliament…. Read More



Parliamentary Statement Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, MP Re: Influenza Season 2019/2020

🕔 January 15, 2020

Mr. Speaker, I wish to update this honourable house and again members of the public, regarding the status of Influenza in Jamaica. Every year, influenza activity in Jamaica begins to increase in October to November, peaks between December to March, and can last until May. Influenza is a viral infection,… Read More



Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, MP National Broadcast Statement – Dengue Outbreak Update

🕔 December 8, 2019

Good evening, As we approach the end of the year, the health sector faces its busiest time with increase in vector borne disease, gastroenteritis, influenza and Influenza Like Illnesses as well as trauma. As a result, there is an increase in waiting times as most public health facilities will be… Read More



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