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Removal of Donor Funding Puts Health Achievements at Risk

Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson says the removal of donor funding for health programmes puts the current achievements at risk of reversal. He said in this regard several factors apart from countries’ National Income should be considered when determining whether donor funding is provided to assist with the public health sector.
  • Published in Health

Govt Embarks on $54.4 Million Measles Prevention Campaign

KINGSTON, Monday, February 16, 2015- Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson says the Government, through the Ministry of Health is to spend $54.4 million to implement a Measles Prevention Campaign, which will run from February 16 to May 8, 2015.
  • Published in Health

Gov’t Invests $620 Million in Refurbishing Health Centres

The Government has spent more than $620 million to improve the infrastructure of health centres across the island over the period 2012 to 2014. To date, upgrading and expansion works have been completed on 128 facilities, while nine are in the process of being renovated.
  • Published in Health

Dr. Ferguson emphasizes importance of the birth certificate

PORT MORANT, St. Thomas, January 24, 2015 - Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has underscored the need for every Jamaican to have a birth certificate as it is one of the required documents to access vital social services such as education and employment.
  • Published in Health
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