Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #1

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan has four (4) National Goals. These goals are to ensure that:

  1. Jamaicans are empowered to achieve their fullest potential.
  2. The Jamaican society is secure, cohesive and just.
  3. Jamaica’s economy is prosperous.
  4. Jamaica has a healthy natural environment.

The Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government contribute to the achievement of the National Goals.

 

National Goal #1

For National Goal #1 there are four (4) National Outcomes:

  • A healthy and stable population
  • World-class education and training
  • Effective social protection
  • Authentic and transformational culture

For the period 2009-2016, the Government has implemented various measures to help achieve National Goal #1. These have included:

  • A no user-fee policy in public hospitals.
  • Free, compulsory measles vaccination for children ages 1-6 as a proactive measure along with increased access to the flu vaccine by a wider group of Jamaicans.
  • The renovation of primary and secondary health care facilities to improve medical administration.
  • The training of teachers to administer the new National Standard Curriculum to Grades 7, 8 and 9.
  • The expansion of several secondary schools and the opening of new schools at the infant, primary and secondary levels across the island.
  • Extension of the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) to benefit more individuals through scholarships, grants, training and employment opportunities.
  • The passing of the National Disabilities Act to govern the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in contributing to the society and economy.
  • Protection of the Blue and John Crow Mountains as a World Heritage Site.
  • The re-launch of the Creative Production Training Centre’s (CPTC) Jam-Vision cable channel to promote Jamaican cultural content within the Caribbean and globally.

For more information on Vision 2030 Jamaica, go to www.vision2030.gov.jm

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