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The Ministry of Health will be hosting a budget retreat which will involve a series of workshops to assist all entities to meet the guidelines established by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in preparation for the 2011/2012 budget. The opening session of the Retreat will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Down Town, Kingston beginning at 9:00a.m.
The objectives include aligning the corporate and operational plans of its entities with that of the Ministry of Health; increasing knowledge and familiarity with the budget guidelines; improving compliance with the MOF&PS budget guidelines; and preparing a budget that reflects the Ministry’s priorities for the 2011/2012 financial year.
The Retreat will involve officials from the Ministry of Health’s Head Office, the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Regional Health Authorities, National Council on Drug Abuse, National Family Planning Board, Child Development Agency, Office of the Children’s Registry, National Public Health Lab, Pesticides Control Authority, National Health Fund, Government Chemist, Registrar General’s Department and the University Hospital of the West Indies.
Working sessions will be held from November 25 to December 1 during which each entity will be given one and one assistance to craft their budget.