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Clarendon Health Dept. Undertakes Fee Collection Drive

The Clarendon Health Department has undertaken a fee collection drive for all the health facilities in the parish, in an effort to recover outstanding amounts for services offered. Michael Bent, Parish Manager for the Department told JIS News that the … Continued


UWI to Offer Telemedicine Certification by Year End

Come either October or November of this year, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus is all set to offer a telemedicine certification programme for persons working in the country’s health and allied sectors. It is expected that … Continued


Increased Fines Coming for Breach of Pesticides Regulation

When the legislative process is completed and the Pesticides (Amendment) Regulation 2004 takes effect, the legislation is expected to provide strong support for the activities of the committee established by the Pesticide Control Authority (PCA). The newly formed committee will … Continued


Health Centres in St. Catherine being Burglarized

Community Relations Officer of the St. Catherine Health Services, Dale Walker has expressed concern about the increasing number of break-ins at health centers in the parish. He was addressing representatives of government agencies and residents from East Central St. Catherine … Continued


CHASE Fund Reviewing Proposal to Support UHWI Project

The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund is reviewing a proposal for the provision of medical equipment valued at approximately $15 million, to support the expansion project currently being undertaken at the University Hospital of the West Indies … Continued


Activities for Nurses Week Underway

The annual observance of will take place from July 18 to 23 under the theme, ‘Nurses Working with the Poor Against Poverty’. This focus originated with the International Council of Nurses, of which, the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has … Continued


20,000 Cases of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

As at the end of 2003, there were approximately 20,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, with 34 per cent of those persons in the age group 30 to 39 years and 20 per cent percent in the age group … Continued


Health Ministry Launches HIV/AIDS Prevention Website

The National HIV/STI Control Programme in the Ministry of Health, has launched an HIV/AIDS Prevention website, which is geared at providing young people with information about the diseases and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Behavior Change Communication Officer at the … Continued


Nurse Practitioners Stage 50th Biannual Seminar

The 50th biannual seminar of the Nurse Practitioners, will be held on July 7 – 9, at the Renaissance Jamaica Grande Hotel, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, under the theme, “Lifestyle Diseases Prevention and Control: A Shifting Paradigm”. Chairman of … Continued

News Achievements Highlighted at Conference

A two-day conference to highlight the achievements of Jamaica’s Adolescent Reproductive Health Project (, in positively reforming the sexual behaviors of teens, is now underway at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. The project, which was funded by the … Continued


HIV/AIDS Reality Check

Twenty-six year old Michelle was elated. She was about to join her husband in the United States. All that was left was the results from the medical test. But her joy soon turned to sorrow as her medical showed that … Continued

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