Fossil fuel dependency is quickly becoming a thing of the past. A glimmer of hope has shown at the end of the long dark tunnel, thanks to groundbreaking technologies. One of these developments is the electric vehicle. As our nation prepares for the future, the Jamaican government is testing out new electric vehicles.
The Jamaica Association for Deaf Hearing Services (JADHS) is a branch of the Jamaica Association of the Deaf. It provides hearing evaluation services to clients from all over the island. Organizations are currently eligible for a group discount package from the Department. The offer will expire in September 2022.
As part of ongoing efforts to bring wellness resources to youth, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is collaborating with Senator Dr Saphire Longmore to bring a team of mental health professionals into schools this week.
Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton has commended PAHO on their Policy for Improving Mental Health. He also pledged the country’s support on this new initiative.
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.
Under the theme ‘Let’s Check in with our Children: Their Mental Health Matters’, May 26th is being observed as The National Child and Adolescent Mental Health (NCAMH) Awareness Day.
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.
Regular Pap Smear and follow-up is the easiest way of detecting and preventing Cervical cancer. It is also highly curable when found and treated early.