Parliament Presentations

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



Remarks by Minister of Health Hon. Horace Dalley Signing of agreement for 10 year plan for the health sector Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel

The issue of health has been in the spotlight now for some time and although there have been many negatives the positive is that we can now have a true and frank discussion in the public sphere as to where our health sector needs to go. The success of the… Read More



REMARKS BY MINISTER OF HEALTH DR. FENTON FERGUSON SIGNING OF CONTRACTS FOR THE DESIGN OF MATERNAL AND NEONATAL HIGH DEPENDENCY UNITS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015 THE KNUTSFORD COURT HOTEL, NEW KINGSTON

SALUTATIONS   THE FACT THAT WE ARE HERE THIS MORNING TO SIGN THE CONTRACTS FOR THE DESIGN OF MATERNAL AND NEONATAL HIGH DEPENDENCY UNITS IS THE CLEAREST INDICATION OF THE ACTION I INITIATED, ON TAKING OVER THE HEALTH PORTFOLIO, TO REDUCE THE MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY RATES. THIS ACTION, WHICH… Read More



STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT BY MINISTER OF HEALTH HON. DR. FENTON FERGUSON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015 OUTBREAK OF BACTERIA AT UHWI & CRH SPECIAL CARE NURSERIES

INTRODUCTION MR. SPEAKER, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO A VERY IMPORTANT AND EMOTIVE ISSUE THIS AFTERNOON. I WANT TO EXPRESS CONDOLENCES TO THE PARENTS OF THE BABIES WHO DIED FROM INFECTION AT THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF THE WEST INDIES AND THE CORNWALL REGIONAL HOSPITAL. WE RECOGNISE THAT… Read More