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🕔Friday May 20, 2016

Ministry of Health Urges Travelers to and from Yellow Fever Affected Areas to get Vaccinated

In light of the current yellow fever outbreak in Angola and ongoing transmission in Brazil, Peru China, Kenya, and the Congo, the Ministry of Health is reiterating the importance of persons getting vaccinated and showing proof of yellow fever vaccination when travelling to and from affected countries. Jamaica like several… Read More

Move For Health Day 2016 was celebrated in the Southern Regional Health Authority at the Bargain, Village Plaza, May Pen, Clarendon on May 10, 2016.  In the photo participating in a light exercise session are (L-R) Mr. Earl McLaughin, Parish Manager, Manchester Health Department, Hon. Minister of Health. Christopher Tufton, Mr. William Shagoury, Custos of Clarendon and Dr. Kimberly Scarlett-Campbell, Medical Officer of health, Clarendon Health Services.
🕔Wednesday May 11, 2016

Health Minister Urges Jamaicans to Start Moving Again to Curb Lifestyle Diseases

Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton urged Jamaicans to get moving again to curb lifestyle diseases as the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remains very high in the Jamaican population.  Minister Tufton was speaking at the official launch of Move for Health Day 2016, which was held on Tuesday,… Read More

🕔Wednesday May 11, 2016

Ministry of Health Encourages Vigilance for Mosquito Breeding Sites Amidst Increased Rainfall

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton is appealing to persons who store water to ensure that they are not breeding mosquitoes. Householders in particular are being urged to search their homes and premises for potential mosquito breeding sites given the recent rainfall which has increased the risk of mosquito… 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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