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    • Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson says the Government is continuing its drive to improve health care delivery at the primary level, with some 45 Registered Nurses presently undergoing training in critical care and midwifery at the University of Technology.
    • He made the announcement in a message read by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, with special responsibility for Primary health Care Services
    • “The Ministry of Health has been putting strategies in place to tackle the problem of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Strategic Plan (2013 -2018) was approved by Cabinet and the preliminary costing has been completed,” Dr. Ferguson noted.

    Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson says the Government is continuing its drive to improve health care delivery at the primary level, with some 45 Registered Nurses presently undergoing training in critical care and midwifery at the University of Technology.
    He made the announcement in a message read by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, with special responsibility for Primary health Care Services, Hon. Luther Buchanan, to hundreds of nurses participating in the Nurses Association of Jamaica’s 44th Island Conference at the Royalton White Sands Hotel in Falmouth, Trelawny on Friday, September 26.
    “The Ministry of Health has been putting strategies in place to tackle the problem of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).  The Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Strategic Plan (2013 -2018) was approved by Cabinet and the preliminary costing has been completed,” Dr. Ferguson noted.
    He observed that while this was being done at the national level, adequate evidence has surfaced that nurses in the public health system have a high degree of expertise in the areas of disease prevention and health promotion.
    “We therefore call upon the Nurses Association of Jamaica to continue to educate the public and help us in the fight against NCDs.  We continue to recommend healthy food choices in schools and other public institutions and promote the consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables daily and the reduction of salt and fats in your diets. We also continue to promote 30 minutes of physical activity per day for at least three times per week and to make physical activity a part of your daily routine,” the Minister of Health advised.

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