Parliament Presentations

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

Statement to Parliament on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Introduction into Jamaica by Minister of Health Dr. The Honourable Christopher Tufton

🕔 October 3, 2017

INTRODUCTION Mr. Speaker I felt it necessary to update this Honourable House on the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) initiative to prevent cervical cancer through the introduction of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine. It is however important Mr. Speaker, that we look at the global reality of cervical cancer which has… Read More

Response to Reverend Thwaites’ Members Motion on Smoking by Health Minister Dr. Chris Tufton Private Member’s Motion No. 12 Regarding the Public Health Issues Arising from Tobacco and Ganja Use

🕔 July 18, 2017

GLOBAL OVERVIEW – SMOKING CIGARETTES Mr Speaker, the impact of cigarette smoking and other tobacco use on chronic disease is well documented. Worldwide, over 1 billion people currently use tobacco, mostly in the form of cigarettes and 7 million die each year, with 80% of these tobacco related deaths occurring… Read More