The Government of the Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China will partner to build a Children’s Hospital in the Western Region. The construction of the hospital will be done on the compound of the Cornwall Regional Hospital and when completed have a 220 bed capacity and specialized services for children.
Recent Cases of Malaria in Jamaica Jamaica has identified two (2) IMPORTED cases of Malaria since the beginning of 2017. On January 5, 2017, there was one (1) confirmed case reported by the National Public Health Laboratory. On January 6, 2017, there was another reported case by a private laboratory. Case investigation commenced… Read More
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.
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