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

National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDS) in Jamaica

🕔Tuesday May 12, 2015

Executive Summary The global and national burden and threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitutes a major public health challenge of the 21st century that undermines the social and economic development worldwide and in Jamaica. Urgent action is required to mitigate their impact in Jamaica and the rest of the world…. Read More