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🕔Thursday December 1, 2016

Jamaica will begin ‘Test and Start’ HIV initiative in January 2017

In January 2017, the Ministry of Health’s National HIV Programme will adopt the 2015 WHO guidelines, which recommend that anyone who is diagnosed HIV positive be offered treatment (Test and Start).  This new recommendation is based on current scientific evidence from clinical trials and observational studies demonstrating that initiating antiretroviral… Read More

🕔Monday October 31, 2016

School Administrators Urged to Report Cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

The Ministry of Health is urging school administrators to report any case of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease to their Parish Health Departments. School administrators can also request assistance from the Health Departments in their respective parishes if they believe that they may have a case of Hand, Foot and… Read More

🕔Thursday October 27, 2016

Minister of Health expresses Condolence to the Family and Friends of the late Dr. Martin Garwood

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has expressed condolences on behalf of the team at the Ministry of Health to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Martin Garwood who was killed at his home in Barbican, St Andrew, on Wednesday October 26, 2016. Dr. Garwood, who worked… Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Sunday October 2, 2016

Ministry of Health Staff Reporting for Work Monday, October 3, 3016

In light of the deteriorating weather conditions associated with Hurricane Matthew, the Ministry of Health is advising staff members located in the central offices not to report to work on Monday October 3, 2016

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