Kingston, Jamaica, September 21, 2022 - Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, has called on Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to immediately address the situation affecting the Operating Theatre at the Annotto Bay Hospital.
The World Health Organization has declared Monkeypox a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) following a surge in cases. At the conclusion of the second meeting of the WHO's emergency committee on the virus, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus told a media briefing that "The global monkeypox outbreak represents a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)."
WASHINGTON – July 1, 2022 –Derrick Scott- The White House has announced that Jamaican Dr. Sandra Lindsay is among seventeen Americans named by President Biden to be recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 22, 2022 - Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, is now in the United States seeking to recruit Jamaican nurses, doctors and other medical personnel as part of his Code Care Programme which he says will help to clear the elective surgery backlog in the island’s hospitals.
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - Monday, 6 June 2022) - The Caribbean Immunization Technical Advisory Group (CITAG) is warning that as many as 3 out of 10 infants in the region are not fully vaccinated, putting them at risk of measles, polio and other diseases eliminated in the Americas that continue to circulate in other areas of the world.
KINGSTON, May 1, 2022 - As Jamaica enters the 5th wave of COVID infections across the island, and with only approximately 25% of the population vaccinated, one private sector company has stepped up to the wicket, to assist in the SARS-CoV-2 testing process, particularly among the school population.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, May 20, 2022 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the mask wearing requirement will be re-instituted in short order, as the COVID19 positivity rate has increased.
CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - Wednesday, 18 May 2022 - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has launched a Regional Mental Health Survey to assess the psychological well-being of young people ages 10 to 29 years.
KINGSTON, Jamaica- May 18, 2022 - The Opposition Spokesman on Health and Wellness, Dr. Morais Guy, MP, says the Cabinet in general and the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton in particular, must take full responsibility for Jamaica’s new COVID crisis and the fifth virus wave, through the highly transmissible Omicron variant, BA2.
Havana, Apr 28 ( Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) on Thursday reported that 9,944,292 Cubans, accounting for 89.8 percent of the population, have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.