All NHP Press Releases

Jamaica Gets Millions In HIV Funding

Despite news that surfaced last year that the United States President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) had discontinued its funding of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Network, the Ministry of Health on Monday announced that the Global Fund recently approved funding for the National HIV/STI Programme for the… Read More

More Jamaican Women Now Using Contraceptives

The National Family Planning Board (NFPB) has reported an increase in contraceptive use among Jamaican women. The most recent statistics show that 85 per cent of women have used a contraceptive method and up to 88 per cent use it regardless of educational level. The data also show that 73 per… Read More

Jamaica on Track to End Mother-Child Transmission of HIV

It’s Family Week — Time to Talk

As it observes Family Week, the National Family Planning Board (NFPB) is urging all sectors of society — families, schools, churches, community organisations, among others — to become more involved in sex education of children and teenagers as a means of ending or at least stemming the tide of unsafe… Read More

National Family Planning Board Head Wants Abortion Legalised

Head of the National Family Planning Board Dr Sandra Knight has said that the time has come for law makers to legalise abortion.‎ “Let’s face it, it’s happening,” said Dr Knight, who was speaking at the Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange meeting of editors and reporters at the newspaper’s Beechwood Avenue… Read More