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🕔Friday August 19, 2016

Health Experts will meet to Advise on Support Needed for Children Born with Birth Defects Associated with Zika

The Ministry of Health has identified an Expert Group to look at recommendations to address the support that will be required for children born with birth defects associated with Zika. The Expert Group consists of a Neuro Psychologist, Paediatirc Psychologist, Child Psychiatrist, Paediatric Neurologist, Behavioral Paediatrician, Paediatrician and an Early Childhood Education Specialist. The group will… Read More

🕔Friday August 12, 2016

Ministry of Health continues Drive to Strengthen Zika Community Intervention

The Ministry of Health will continue its drive to strengthen its community intervention as part of its Phase Two response to Zika, with the next scheduled community meeting to take place Friday August 19, 2016 at the Country Pride Supermarket Parking Lot in St. Ann at 4p.m. The meetings, which… Read More

🕔Monday August 8, 2016

Zika Update as at August 05, 2016

Background On February 1, 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This designation is reserved for public health crises which will have global reach. The first case of zika virus in Jamaica was confirmed on January 29, 2016. Cases of zika… Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Monday January 11, 2016

What to do in the Event of an Earthquake

Before the Earthquake Teach all members of your family about earthquake safety. This includes: 1) the actions you should take when an earthquake occurs, 2) the safe places in a room such as under a strong desk, along interior walls, and 3) places to avoid such as near windows, large… Read More

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