Parliament Presentations

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

Notes for Minister of Health Hon. Horace Dalley Post Cabinet Press briefing January 20, 2016 at 11a.m. Office of the Prime Minister

🕔 January 21, 2016

Introduction As you know the country has been in preparation mode for the introduction of the zika virus since the outbreak was announced in Brazil last year Over the past few months we have seen the virus inching closer and closer to our shores. Zika virus is presently confirmed in… Read More

Notes for Minister of Health Hon. Horace Dalley Signing of Bilateral Agreement with Cuba Thursday, December 03, 2015

🕔 December 4, 2015

Today I am happy to join the Cuban Ambassador, His Excellency Bernardo Hernandez in the signing of two documents: Technical Cooperation Agreement Between the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba and the Ministry of Health of Jamaica. Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Health of the… Read More

Message from the Hon. Minister of Health Horace Dalley World AIDS Day Message 2015 December 1, 2015 “Take care of the complete you: ask for a HIV test too”

🕔 December 1, 2015

We have much to be proud of with respect to the work that has taken place under the National HIV/STI Programme. Significant strides have been made over the years achieving a 42 percent decline in new infections and we are on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal 6A which… Read More