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🕔Wednesday January 31, 2018

New Acting Chief Medical Officer for the Ministry of Health

Dr. Jacquiline A. Bisasor-McKenzie has been appointed Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the Ministry of Health (MOH), effective February 1, 2018. Dr. Bisasor-McKenzie has 25 years of experience in the health care system in Jamaica and was the first Emergency Physician to be appointed as a Consultant in the… Read More

🕔Wednesday January 24, 2018

Jamaica Bats for Global Strategy on Health, Climate and Environmental Change

Geneva, Switzerland: Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, on behalf of the Caribbean region, has urged the World Health Organization, WHO, to give priority to the development of initiatives to address the health effects of climate change in Small-Island Developing States and vulnerable settings in both areas of preparedness and response…. Read More

🕔Thursday November 23, 2017

Ministry of Health Coordinating with Regions To Reduce Impact of Industrial Action by Nurses

In response to industrial action by registered nurses in hospitals across the island the Ministry of Health is working to put measures in place to ensure that healthcare coverage continues with the least possible disruption in services. The Ministry is therefore coordinating with the Regional Health Authorities to manage coverage… Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Tuesday May 16, 2017

Safety Tips After Flood Rains

Do not go outside unnecessarily. Wear water boots or closed shoes when going outdoors. Wear gloves when clearing debris or handling of dirty water. If you get a puncture wound, a nail stick or a cut, seek medical attention immediately. Do not allow children to play in the floodwater or… Read More

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