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Zika: Health Ministry focus on vector control

KINGSTON, MAY 30, 2015 -The Ministry of Health has embarked on a series of training activities that will look specifically at the Zika Virus, but more broadly on sustained integrated vector control.
  • Published in Health

Dietary Guidelines for Jamaica Established

KINGSTON, March 25, 2015 - Jamaica has joined six other Caribbean countries in implementing its own dietary guidelines with the aim of improving the nutritional well-being of citizens.
  • Published in Health

Health Ministry gives $35.4 million for medical research at UWI

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 12, 2015 - The Government  through the Ministry of Health, has injected $35.4 million into critical medical research including cancer care, being conducted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) to address serious health conditions affecting Jamaicans.
  • Published in Health

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
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