Parliament Presentations

STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA BY MINISTER OF HEALTH, HON. DR. FENTON FERGUSON UHWI/CRH NICU ISSUES

INTRODUCTION LADIES AND GENTLEMEN GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR COMING. MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE OF THE RECENT REPORTS OF INFECTION OF SOME PREMATURE BABIES AT THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF THE WEST INDIES. THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH ALSO BECAME AWARE LAST WEEK OF A SIMILAR ISSUE AT THE CORNWALL… Read More



STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT BY MINISTER OF HEALTH HON. DR. FENTON FERGUSON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015

INTRODUCTION MR. SPEAKER, I RISE IN THIS HONOURABLE HOUSE TODAY TO SPEAK TO A VERY IMPORTANT MATTER THAT SHOULD BE OF CONCERN TO EVERY JAMAICAN. THE HEALTH OF OUR CITIZENS AND THE PERCEPTION OF THE VALUE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM HAVE TO BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUS NO MATTER OUR… Read More



STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA BY MINISTER OF HEALTH HON. DR. FENTON FERGUSON HFMD OUTBREAK IN SCHOOLS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015

INTRODUCTION LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU FOR COMING. TODAY I WANT TO ADDRESS TWO ISSUES – THE MATTER OF MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES PARTICULARLY ZIKA VIRUS AND THE OUTBREAK OF HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE (HFMD) THAT WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING IN SOME INFANT, PRIMARY AND PREPARATORY SCHOOLS. LET ME BEGIN WITH… Read More



Building on the Foundation: Securing the Future for a Healthier Jamaica – May 5, 2015

Introduction Mr. Speaker, no country can achieve growth and development without considerable investment in the health of its people. While we have many challenges, we cannot take a Band-Aid approach towards fixing our problems. We must take a strategic approach to health in preparing the road map for the future. This Administration recognizes… Read More



Partnership to Move the Health Sector Forward

SPEAKER, AS MINISTER WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HEALTH SECTOR, I AM COMMITTED TO WORK WITH ALL GROUPS AND AGENCIES IN THE SPIRIT OF DEVELOPING THE BEST POSSIBLE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR JAMAICA. WE ARE NOT AGAINST CRITICISM AND WE WELCOME SUGGESTIONS THAT WILL LEAD TO IMPROVED MANAGEMENT OF THE SYSTEM… Read More