Tag Archives: Ministry of Health

Jamaica To Be Among The First To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) says Jamaica is on track to be among the first countries in the world to reach targets for the elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission. The country’s status will be confirmed later this month, once the Ministry of Health submits its country report to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNAIDS ...

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Jamaica Issues Measles Alert

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health is advising parents who have not immunised their children against measles to do so immediately. The warning comes against the background of an outbreak of the disease in the US as well as Mexico. Measles is caused by a virus and is highly contagious. It is spread through direct contact and the air. Complications include pneumonia ...

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Sharp Decline in Chikungunya Cases in Jamaica

News is emerging of a sharp decline in cases of the Chikungunya Virus in Jamaica. The Ministry of Health said it expected a slowdown in the outbreak of the mosquito borne virus this month. According to the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, JMDA, the number of new cases is far less than predicted despite the virus spreading to western parishes.

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Chik-V Virus Now Present in All 14 JA Parishes

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health confirmed on Friday that all parishes are now being affected by the Chikungunya virus, with increasing numbers being recorded in the western part of the island. There has been a significant decline in new cases in eastern parishes, including St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew as well as St. Catherine, the Ministry reported. In the meantime, ...

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Ban on E-Cigarettes Lifted Until Further Notice

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has indicated that it will make concessions following the decision to bar the importation of Electronic Cigarettes, also known as E-Cigs, into Jamaica. The Ministry had advised Jamaica Customs to immediately cease clearance of electronic cigarettes already in the island and halt importation of the item. The decision was criticized by cigarette distributor Carreras, which ...

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