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  • The Government will be spending $10 million towards its strengthening of health systems in Jamaica project.
  • The objective of the project is to enable the reform of the public health sector to improve effectiveness, efficiency and quality care in Jamaica.
  • This is outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The Government will be spending $10 million towards its strengthening of health systems in Jamaica project.

The objective of the project is to enable the reform of the public health sector to improve effectiveness, efficiency and quality care in Jamaica.

This is outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

For the 2015/16 fiscal year, the project will seek to review and revise the Strategic Plan for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Prevention and Control; develop NCD screening policy and training modules; and review the existing operations and systems of the public health sector and to provide recommendations with a view to enable its reform.

Other objectives include: developing and implementing a training plan and module for health care workers to promote and execute NCD screening in all clinics; initiating services to develop a National Development Plan in line with Vision 2030 for Jamaica with a focus on Primary Care Renewal; and initiating discussions to identify opportunities for sustainable health financing.

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