PAHO/WHO 55th Directing Council in Washington, D.C. – Sept 26-30, 2016
4th Annual National NCDs Rewiew
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton at the handover of a Paediatric Oncology Isolation Room at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI)
Highlights of Caribbean Wellness Day 2016
Zika Community Meeting held on Wednesday August 24, 2016 in Dalvey St. Thomas
Zika Community Meeting held on Wednesday August 24, 2016 in Dalvey St. Thomas.
Food for the Poor hands over Stethoscopes Valued at JA$400,000 to Health Ministry
Food For the Poor hands over Stethoscopes Valued at JA$400,000 to Health Ministry
(L-R) Mr. David Nair, Executive Director, Food for The Poor, Ms. Susan Moore, Director of Recipient Services Food for The Poor, Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton and Mr. Nakhle Hado, Director of Distribution Services, Food for the Poor enjoy a light moment during the handover of stethoscopes valued at $JA400,000.00 to the Ministry of Health. The official handover took place on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at the offices of the Food For The Poor at Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town, St. Catherine.
Minister of Health Courtesy Calls
Courtesy Call with Chargee d' Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain
(L-R): Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, Chargee d' Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain, Miss Carmen Rives, Ruiz-Tapiador and Mrs. Elaine Foster-Allen, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health in discussion during a Courtesy Call held August 23, 2016, in the Minister's Suite, Ministry of Health, 10-16 Grenada Way, Kingston 6.
Caribbean Wellness Day Launch
(MOH) Communication and Media Training
Tour of the Santa Cruz Health Centre
Black River Hospital & Health Centre Tour
Treasure Beach Zika Town Hall Meeting
Post Sectoral Debate Press Briefing on Tuesday, July 05, 2016
On Tuesday July 5, 2016, Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton held a Post Sectoral Press Briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister. During the Press Briefing, Minister Tufton outlined several priority areas from his Sectoral presentation and engaged the media in a question and answer session.
Sectoral Presentation to Parliament on Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton made his Sectoral presentation to Parliament on Wednesday June 29, 2016.
$16M Donation from Proceeds of the 2015 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run
JA$16M worth of Equipment & Medical Supplies Donated to the Cornwall Regional Hospital from Proceeds of the 2015 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run. Sagicor also donated directional and welcome signs to the hospital.
MoU Signing at the Bustamante Hospital for Children
Highlights from the Memorandum of Understanding Signing for the Establishment of the Children’s Heart Centre held at the Bustamante Hospital for Children on June 21, 2016.
HMH tours the Noel Holmes Hospital in Hanover on Thursday, June 16, 2016
:(L-R) Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton (c) holds a discussion with the management team of the St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital during a tour of the facility on Friday, June 17, 2016. Also in photo are (L-R) Mr. Tyrone Robinson, Board Chairman, North East Regional Health Authority, Mr. Michael Belnavis, Chairman, Hospital Management Committee for the St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, Dr. Ian Titus, Acting Senior Medical Officer, St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital and Mr. Leo Garel, Chief Executive Officer. St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital.
Blood Donor Day 2016
Highlights from World Blood Donor Day 2016 observance dubbed ‘Donorfest 2016’. Donorfest 2016 was in recognition of Voluntary Blood Donors who have donated blood over 50 times to the National Blood Transfusion Service. This was held at the Emancipation Park, New Kingston, June 14, 2016. World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14, each year to encourage voluntary, unpaid blood donation to assist in saving lives.
National Labour Day 2016
The National labour Day project was held in sections of St. Catherine on Monday May 23 under the theme “for Health’s sake, keep it clean”. Minister of Health, Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton along with Ministry of Health workers, took part in the activities.
Move For Health Day 2016
Move For Health Day was observed on May 10, 2016. Official ceremony and activities were hosted by the Southern Regional Health Authority and was held at the Bargain Village Shopping Centre, May Pen, Clarendon.”
Jingle and Selfie Awards Ceremony 2016
Highlights from the Jingle and Selfie Awards Ceremony held at the Medallion Hall Hotel on April 8, 2016. Port Morant Primary and St. Albans Primary & Infant Schools were the winners of the Jingle and Selfie competitions respectively.
Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation Donation to the Bustamante Hospital for Children
Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation donated Fifty-Five Million Dollars (JA$55,000,000.00) to the Bustamante Hospital for Children from funds raised from the Shaggy & Friends 2016 Charity Concert – I Dare!. WISYNCO Group through its WATA brand also donated Eight Million Two Hundred and Sixty Thousand (JA$8,260,000.00) and Stewarts Automotive Group donated One Million Five Hundred Thousand (JA$1,500,000.00). The official handover of cheques was done on the grounds of the Bustamante Hospital for Children on March 22, 2016.
Welcome Ceremony for Cuban Health Workers
Permanent Secretary, Dr. Kevin Harvey (centre) sits with Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Winston De La Haye (L) and Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Ambassador Bernardo Guanche Hernandez (R) at the Welcome Reception for 20 Cuban Health Workers held at the MOH Offices’ at 10-16 Grenada Way, Kingston 5 on Monday March 12, 2016.
Minister of Health, Doctor the Honourable Christopher Tufton
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton participates in Operation: Mosquito Search and Destroy cleanup campaign held in Mansfield Ochi Rios, St. Ann on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
Former Minister of Health, Honourable Horace Dalley
Minister of Health, Hon. Horace Dalley (centre) hands over the signed contract for the renovation and expansion of the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital in St. Thomas to representative of the contractors, YP Seaton and Associates Company Limited, Calvert Mundle (2nd left) during an official contract signing ceremony held at the facility on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Minister of Labour and Social Security and Member of Parliament for the constituency of Eastern St. Thomas in which the hospital is located, Dr. Fenton Ferguson (left) also took part in the signing along with Chairman of the Board of the South East Regional Health Authority, Dr. Andrei Cooke (2nd right) and CEO of the National Health Fund, Everton Anderson (right). The project, which is valued at over $143 million should be completed in about twelve (12) months.
Former Minister of Health, Honourable Dr. Fenton Ferguson
Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (right) addresses members of the Lions Club of Mandeville on Wednesday night (April 15, 2015) during the launch of the Club's fund raising activity for the establishment of a pathology lab for the Southern Regional Health Authority and the signature event, Men Who Cook which is in its 16th staging. Also pictured (left to right) are President of the Lions Club of Mandeville, IO Sparkes, Acting Custos Rotulorum for Manchester, Trevor Heaven, Mayor of Mandeville, Her Worship, Brenda Ramsay and Chairman of the Board of the Southern Regional Health Authority, Michael Stewart.
Rousseau Primary – Zika Awareness
Students of Rousseau Primary’s Healthy Lifestyle Club searching for mosquito breeding sites on their school property. Future leaders leading by example. #BeAwareZikaIsNear
New Ambulances for the Ministry of Health