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Gov’t Implements 5-Year Plan to Tackle Non-Communicable Diseases

The Ministry of Health has implemented a five-year strategic plan aimed at tackling the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Jamaica. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said the plan will address the four major conditions causing death and illness among Jamaicans, namely cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory…

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Health Minister Calls On Jamaicans To Help In The Fight Against NCDs

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has underscored the need for persons to become very health conscious, and join in the  campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which is responsible for about 70 per cent of preventable deaths. He cites tobacco use, abuse of alcohol, improper diet and lack of…

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