Public Education Resources

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Jamaica


Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

What is HFMD? Hand, foot, and mouth disease, or HFMD, is a contagious illness caused by different viruses. Infants and children under 5 years old are more likely to catch it. But, older children and adults can also get it.   What are the common symptoms of HFMD? fever loss of appetite sore throat a feeling… Read More

Zika FAQs

  Surveillance Self Reporting Online Survey Click here to take the survey.  

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative was launched in 1991 as a global campaign to prepare health systems and mobilize health care workers to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The initiative aims to give every baby the best start in life by creating a health care environment that supports breastfeeding as the norm. It therefore provides… Read More