For 2022, the World Blood Donor Day slogan is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”. In recognition of this day, the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) and the Ministry of Health and Wellness opened a blood collection centre at the public Spanish Town Hospital. The new facility is expected to provide residents of St. Catherine, one of Jamaica’s largest parishes, with better access to a blood donation site.
World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2022 will draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health.
TruSHAKE, Trade Winds Citrus’ first nutrition shake, has teamed up with fitness and wellness coach, Patrice J White of Dynamic Lifestyle Studio to launch the philanthropic event ‘Outside on the Fitside’. The eight (8) week free fitness boot camp series is open to Jamaicans who have decided to make exercise a part of their wellness journey. The camp infuses exercise with fun and has already started to engage popular personalities in exciting exercise routines.
Nine women working in agriculture were recognised at the Agriculturalist’s Distinguished Women in Agriculture Awards Ceremony, for stellar contributions to the sector.
Dr Andrew Burton overcame many challenges and won the top poster awards during the National Health Research Conference. He won the awards for Best Student Presentation, Most Impactful Poster Presentation and Best Overall Poster Presentation at the National Health Research Conference 2021.
At the start of her reign, Jamaica’s 2021 Festival Queen had a vision of providing free dental care to 590 students across the island. Dr Dominique Reid has surpassed this goal, having served 610 students aged 12 years and younger.