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Poorest Jamaicans Accessing Health Care

The Government’s abolition of user fees, nearly a year ago, has brought health care within the reach of over 50 per cent of the poorest quintile of Jamaicans who previously reported an illness, but could not afford to get treatment. … Continued


Ministry of Health Hosts Stakeholders’ Meeting Tomorrow

The Ministry of Health (MOH), in association with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), will stage another in its series of Stakeholders Meetings on Thursday (March 26) at the Medallion Hall Hotel, in Kingston. … Continued


Ministry Prepares to Battle Tuberculosis

The Ministry of Health is developing a national strategic plan to stem the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Jamaica, portfolio Minister, Rudyard Spencer, has announced. Mr. Spencer noted that, while the incidence of TB in Jamaica is comparatively low, the … Continued


Sister Cities Committee Plans to Build Clinic in Mo-Bay

The Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee plans to construct a health clinic in Montego Bay, St. James, to facilitate a more organised and sustainable health care programme between both cities. Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Atlanta, Vin Martin, told JIS News … Continued


Tuesday March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day

A lunch hour seminar for companies, in and around the downtown Kingston area, celebrating World Tuberculosis Day will be held on Tuesday March 24, at the Ministry of Health, 2-4 King Street. The seminar aims to educate individuals, particularly those … Continued


National Plant Health Policy Drafted

A national plant health policy has been drafted by the Ministry of Agriculture to mitigate and avoid pest incursions, protect the health of people, plants, food supplies and livelihood, and save the country millions of dollars in the process. This … Continued


Free Health Screening for Residents in Kingston

Residents of several communities in Kingston and St. Andrew will have access to free health screening this weekend, courtesy of members of the 2009 Events Management Class at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, on South Camp … Continued


Facelift for St. Catherine Infirmary

The St. Catherine Infirmary is to be given a facelift on March 21, when members of the St. Catherine Parish Council’s ‘Junior Council’ will volunteer their services to paint all sanitary conveniences at the facility. Director of Administration at the … Continued


JIS Community Meeting Focuses on Healthy Lifestyle

The benefit of embracing healthy lifestyle was the focus of a community meeting sponsored by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) (Port Antonio Office) in collaboration with the Portland HeaLth Department, in Boston, Portland on Thursday (March 12). The meeting focused … Continued


Church Challenged to be Service Oriented

President of the Jamaica Bible College, Reverend Dr. Roy Notice, has called on the church to make service to others its main plank, in carrying out its mission. Dr. Notice, who spoke at a prayer breakfast, put on by Swaby’s … Continued


Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance Launched in Montego Bay

The Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance (CHAA) was officially launched, at the Holiday Inn Sunspree resort, Montego Bay, on Wednesday (March 11), under the theme “Serving communities and vulnerable populations throughout the Caribbean region”. Some 30 member countries pledged to step up … Continued


Christiana Rotary Club Honours American Dentists

The Rotary Club of Christiana has honoured the “Flying Dentists,” a group of American dentists who have been coming to Jamaica since 1978 to provide self help and dental care. Each year the dentists visit Jamaica and stay at the … Continued


Shaw Thanks Flying Dentists

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, has expressed gratitude to the American Flying Dentists, for more than 30 years of invaluable service to communities in and around Manchester. Speaking at a function put on by the Rotary … Continued

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