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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

Health Minister heads to Cuba for Ebola preparedness help

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Oct. 22, 2014 - In a further effort to bolster Jamaica's Ebola preparedness plans, Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson will on Thursday head a delegation of health professionals and logistics personnel to Havana, Cuba where they will interface with that country's health ministry.
  • Published in Health

Ferguson to implement kidney transplant policy

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Oct. 11, 2014 - The Ministry of Health is to formulate policy to guide the development of kidney transplantation as a viable alternative to haemodialysis for persons with end stage renal disease.This is the word from Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson.
  • Published in Health
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