November 21, 2019

The Editor speaks: Dengue fever is the Caribbean curse and Zika is back in Cuba

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The Cayman Islands government have issued a press release we have published today warning Cayman Islands’ residents to be aware of the symptoms of dengue as a precaution following increased activity in the region. Please make sure you read the story headlined “Dengue prevention and awareness urged” and take note of all the symptoms outlined […]

Jamaica: Health Ministry making progress in containing dengue

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 BY: LATONYA LINTON From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is giving the assurance that the team at the Ministry is making progress and will continue to take the appropriate actions necessary to contain the dengue virus. He made the remarks during a statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday […]

Jamaica: Health Ministry allocates additional $250 million to contain Dengue

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From JIS Story Highlights The Ministry of Health is allocating an additional $250 million to support enhanced measures to contain the spread of the dengue fever virus. Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, made the disclosure at a press conference held at the Ministry’s corporate offices in New Kingston on Thursday (January 3), where […]

Jamaica Health Ministry developing sexual and reproductive health policy

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By Latonya Linton From JIS Story Highlights The Ministry of Health is pursuing the development of a Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy, which will create a framework for identifying effective strategies to reduce maternal mortality rates. The framework will focus on strengthening the linkages between obstetric and non-communicable disease programmes and review the Ministry’s capacity […]