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NHF Beneficiaries Now at 404,615

Enrollment in the National Health Fund (NHF) for 2008/09 increased by 16 per cent over the previous year, with the number of beneficiaries currently at 404,615, Health Minister, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, has announced. Making his presentation in the 2009/10 Sectoral … Continued


Minister of Health Speaks in Sectoral Debate, Wednesday

Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, makes his Sectoral Debate presentation on Wednesday (July 15) in Parliament. Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, will be the other Government speaker. Opposition Members of Parliament, … Continued


St. Ann Red Cross Gets Ambulance from SAJBP

The St. Ann branch of the Jamaica Red Cross is the beneficiary of a refurbished ambulance, courtesy of St. Ann Jamaica Bauxite Partners (SAJBP). The unit was officially handed over to the branch on July 13, at a ceremony held … Continued


More Resources to Fight H1N1, Following Second Death

Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, and senior officials of the Ministry, on Friday afternoon (July 10), briefed Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding on the current situation relating to the Influenza A (H1N1) virus. According to the Ministry of … Continued


Hanover Health Department Proactive Against Influenza

The Hanover Health Department is taking a proactive approach, including increasing surveillance, to prevent the Influenza A (HINI) virus from spreading to the parish. Hanover remains one of the parishes unaffected by the virus with no confirmed cases to date. … Continued


NERHA Stages Research Conference

The third staging of the North East Regional Health Authority’s (NERHA) Research Conference was held recently in Ocho Rios, under the theme: ‘Forging Alliances through Environmental Research’. The forum, which brought public health professionals together at the Christ Temple Evangelical … Continued


NEHRA Research Conference

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) of the Ministry of Health, will stage its third research conference on Tuesday (July 7), under the theme: “Forging Alliances through Environmental Health Research”, at the Christ Temple Evangelistic Centre, Ocho Rios, St. … Continued


Hanover Prepares for H1N1 Virus

With no confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in the parish of Hanover, the Hanover Health Department in collaboration with the Disaster Preparedness Committee on Tuesday (June 30) held an education and awareness seminar for committee members. Member of the … Continued


Senator Aundre Franklin Travels to Mexico

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Senator Aundre Franklin, is travelling to Mexico this week to participate in a high level meeting on ‘Learned Lessons from Influenza A (H1N1)’. The invitation was extended by the Government of Mexico, in … Continued


No Restriction on Public Gatherings

The Ministry of Health has not at this time placed any restriction on public gatherings. Members of the public will however be notified if the situation changes, as the confirmed cases of Influenza A (H1N1) are expected to increase. The … Continued