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PAHO and CFNI Recognise Long Serving Staff

Six employees of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) were yesterday (October 8) awarded for up to 20 years of service. The awardees comprise two Ministry of Health staff, who were assigned … Continued


Jamaica Has Made Strides in HIV Treatment and Care

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Jean Dixon, said that Jamaica has made significant strides in HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support. She said that the HIV prevalence rate has remained fairly stable and approximately 80 per cent of … Continued


Midlife Sexual Health to be Discussed at Public Lecture

The Jamaica Midlife Health Society will be hosting a public lecture on ‘Maximising Sexual Health in Your Mid-Life Years’ on Friday, October 16 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. Public Relations Officer of the organisation, Dr. Fay Whitbourne, who … Continued


Jamaica Has Achieved Success in Mental Health Care

Jamaica has achieved success in mental health care through the integration of mental health services at the primary care level, said Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Maureen Irons-Morgan. Speaking at a … Continued


Meetings Next Week on Nurses Reclassification

Government’s health sector groups have been invited to a special meeting at ten O’ Clock Thursday morning (October 15), at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, to be updated on the reclassification exercises within the sector. This will … Continued


Women Implored to do Regular Breast Examinations

Clinical Haemotologist and Oncologist, Dr. Angela Scott, is imploring all women, particularly those over age 40, to have regular breast examinations, in order to detect breast cancer early and improve their chance of surviving the disease. She pointed out that … Continued


October is Breast Cancer Month

Jamaica will be observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, under the theme: ‘Early Detection: Your Best Defence in the Fight Against Breast Cancer’. Throughout the month, the Jamaica Cancer Society, with the support of Yoplait yoghurt, will be staging … Continued


No Brain Drain from Canadian Nursing Programme

Jamaica will not suffer any loss of qualified health professionals from the training and recruitment of practical nurses for jobs in Canada. International Marketing Director for the Canadian-based Marmicmon Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC), Professor Michael Patterson, said that idea … Continued


Men Urged to Help in the Promotion of Breastfeeding

Parish Manager for the Manchester Health Services, Stanhope Scott, wants men to help promote breastfeeding for infants. “A father’s support is critical to a successful breastfeeding, simply by listening to the mothers. It requires that you actively play a role … Continued


Public Dialysis Access Expanded

Minister of Health, Hon. Ruddy Spencer, says the government is working hard to ensure that no patient in need of renal treatment will have to travel more than half an hour to receive dialysis treatment. “We have put in place, … Continued


Christiana Health Centre to be Repaired

Cabinet has approved the award of two contracts of just over $68.3 million for the supply and installation of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system for the Ministry of Education’s Caenwood complex, in Kingston, and for repairs to the Christiana … Continued

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