Speech

Sectoral Presentation 2016/2017 by

Minister of Health,

Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton

Mr. Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to speak on my assigned portfolio of Health. First, allow me to thank the Most
Honourable Prime Minister for affording me the opportunity to serve in this capacity; my Cabinet colleagues for their support
and; the Members of Parliament for their collaboration. A unified approach is one that is crucial in tackling the modern
day health challenges that we face as a country.

I want to also place on the record my appreciation and gratitude to the team at the Ministry of Health for their commitment
and dedication sometimes in trying circumstances. Similarly I thank our bilateral and multilateral partners, individuals and
organizations (both local and overseas) who give selflessly through charities, volunteers who have agreed to serve on
boards and specially named committees all energized by the shared vision of a better public health system for Jamaicans.

Mr. Speaker, I use this opportunity to also thank the people of West Central St Catherine and my constituency management
team, without whom I would not be before you making this presentation. I say to them, I look forward to getting to know
you better and working together for the greater good of West Central St Catherine and the entire Jamaica.

Mr. Speaker, finally I must also thank my wife Neadene, sons Charles and Adam and daughter Kimberly, who are here this
evening, for their unwavering support.

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