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More Drugs for HIV/AIDS Treatment

The Government will be acquiring additional antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Cabinet has approved the award of contracts to Hetero Drugs Limited and Matrix Laboratories Limited in the sums of US$529,793 and US$784,823, respectively for the supply … Continued


RGD Steps Up Work on Vital Statistics

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), Dr. Patricia Holness, toured the Victoria Jubilee and Kingston Public hospitals, downtown Kingston, on Friday (October 16), observing the institutions’ system of collecting and collating births, deaths and other vital … Continued


Health Sector Back to Normal

The Ministry of Health said last night that, based on reports it has received, the public hospitals have been operating with their full complement of nursing staff since Thursday (October 15). “This means that normality has been restored at all … Continued


IDT Orders Normality at Hospitals as of 7 a.m.

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) last night (October 13) ordered a resumption of normality within the nursing service at all public hospitals, including the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), as of seven o’clock this morning. The Back-to-Work Order … Continued


Women Advised to do Breast Self Exams

With October being observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Physician and Public Relations Officer of the Jamaica Midlife Society, Dr. Fay Whitbourne, is encouraging women to examine their breasts and report anything unusual to their doctors. “We know that this … Continued


Leptospirosis Education Drive in St. Mary

The St. Mary Health Department is carrying out a public education drive aimed at reducing the incidence of leptospirosis in the parish. Health Educator for the St. Mary Health Department, Mr. Riquel Barclay, told JIS News that the programme involves … Continued


Ministry of Health Commends Nurses for Service

Vice Chairman of the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA), Dave Morrison, has commended registered nurses for their role in the health sector. “Nurses have always been at the forefront of health care in this country, and we will utilise … Continued


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

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