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  • The Government has allocated more than $26 million to strengthen Jamaica’s health systems, through the development of a 10-year Strategic Development Plan for the sector.
  • Under the project, titled ‘Strengthening of Health Systems in Jamaica’, there will also be the creation of operating tools, such as a non-communicable diseases (NCD) screening policy...
  • The project is funded by a grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The Government has allocated more than $26 million to strengthen Jamaica’s health systems, through the development of a 10-year Strategic Development Plan for the sector.

This is contained in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives on April 14.

Under the project, titled ‘Strengthening of Health Systems in Jamaica’, there will also be the creation of operating tools, such as a non-communicable diseases (NCD) screening policy, screening protocol and training modules to complement the implementation of the Strategic Development Plan, which forms part of the integrated health service delivery framework.

The plan is expected to include a comprehensive routine screening policy for NCDs in all primary and secondary health care facilities, in order to identify and treat persons with NCDs or NCD risk factors.

The project is funded by a grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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