Parliament Presentations

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



Message from the Hon. Minister of Health Horace Dalley World AIDS Day Message 2015 December 1, 2015 “Take care of the complete you: ask for a HIV test too”

We have much to be proud of with respect to the work that has taken place under the National HIV/STI Programme. Significant strides have been made over the years achieving a 42 percent decline in new infections and we are on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal 6A which… Read More