KINGSTON, JUNE 7, 2018 - The Ministry of Health has established a Medicinal Cannabis Unit (MCU) as part of measures to facilitate the medical marijuana industry’s development in Jamaica. So says Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton in a Ministry Paper tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
KINGSTON, February 25, 2018 - There has been a forty one per cent (41%) increase in the number of patients attending the island's health centres, with an approximate twenty per cent (20%) of these visits occurring as a result of their extended hours.
Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Health Specialist, Denese McFarlane, has welcomed the Ministry of Health’s implementation of a six-month training programme targeting over 1,000 primary and community healthcare workers and aides.
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.
KINGSTON, Jamaica December 20, 2014 - The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed an Agreement today to support the institutional strengthening of the Ministry of Health. This support will improve national surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases.