Parliament Presentations

Sectoral Presentation by Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton

Ackowledgements Mr. Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to speak on my assigned portfolio of Health. First, allow me to thank the Most Honourable Prime Minister for affording me the opportunity to serve in this capacity; my Cabinet colleagues for their support and; the Members of Parliament for their collaboration. A unified approach is… Read More



Statement to Parliament by Minister of Health Dr The Hon. Christopher Tufton Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Introduction Mr. Speaker, allow me to update this Honourable House on the present Zika virus situation, the expected effects on the population and some of the activities being undertaken by the Ministry of Health and its partners as part of the response.   Global Situation Mr. Speaker, the latest World… Read More



Remarks by the Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton: Zika Virus Press Briefing June 02, 2016

The Ministry of Health will continue to update the nation on this matter and I will be making a statement in Parliament next Tuesday to provide any further update.



Remarks by the Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton: Zika Virus Press Briefing March 18, 2016

Introduction I want to thank the media for the continued support. Going forward we will have to strengthen our partnership to ensure that our messages to empower Jamaicans to secure their health has as wide a reach as possible. I want to point out that this fight against zika will… Read More



Remarks by the Minister of Health Hon. Horace Dalley, Zika Virus Press Briefing February 1, 2016 at 11a.m. Office of the Prime Minister

Introduction As you know through our announcement last Saturday morning, Jamaica has confirmed its first case of zika virus infection. The Ministry of Health had heightened its surveillance for the past several months as we observed the virus inching closer to us.   As we in the Ministry have been… Read More