Vitals – A Quarterly Report from the Ministry of Health (October 2017)

🕔Friday November 17, 2017

Welcome back to Vitals: A Quarterly Statistical Report of the Ministry of Health. Vitals provides information on health trends and health statistics in Jamaica. This, our second issue, is a continued demonstration of our commitment to good governance as we model transparency in reporting on patient outcomes and the feedback… Read More

HIV Epidemiological Profile 2015, Facts & Figures

🕔Thursday May 4, 2017

In this surveillance report, HIV cases include persons reported with HIV infection (non-AIDS), advanced HIV (non-AIDS) and AIDS within a given year. It is also important to note that the report is a reflection of the lowest known status of all reported PLHIV. Therefore, persons reported as Advanced HIV, AIDS… Read More

Tobacco Data – Jamaica

🕔Thursday January 26, 2017

WHO estimates for Jamaica proportion deaths attributable to tobacco, 2004 [Source: WHO global report: mortality attributable to tobacco, 2012] Tobacco is responsible for 11% of all NCDs, 3% of communicable deaths in Jamaica Within the NCD disease group: Ischaemic heart disease accounted for 324 deaths per 100,000 population aged 30… Read More

Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007-8

🕔Tuesday May 12, 2015

Executive Summary During the last fifty years the major cause of death and disability in Jamaica has changed from communicable and infectious diseases to chronic non-communicable disease conditions. The major health challenges that we face in Jamaica today based on the changing epidemiological profile are largely rooted in our lifestyle… Read More

Health Promoting School Survey 2011 Report

🕔Tuesday May 12, 2015

Background The Ministry of Health (MOH), in seeking to promote healthy lifestyles to the Jamaican population, targets special settings as a means to achieving this goal. One of these special settings is the school. The MOH has had an on-going working relationship with the Ministry of Education (MOE) where targeted… Read More