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Health Ministry Moves Against Trans Fats

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is on a mission to ensure that the people of Jamaica are living healthier lives. Jamaica has endorsed the Action Plan to Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids from Industrial Production 2020-2025, which was approved by the 57th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) this week.

Bustamante Hospital for Children Commemorates Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Bustamante Hospital for Children Commemorates Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month

The Haematology Department and Oncology Unit at Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) will continue to commemorate Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September 2019 under the theme “Recharge the hero in you”. Each year, approximately 30 children less than 13 years old are diagnosed with cancer at the BHC. This year, the BHC C.A.R.E (Cancer Aide […]

Health Ministry Moves Against Trans Fats

Powered Up with Wind Energy in Jamaica

We’ve already looked at the great things happening in solar energy in Jamaica. Now, let’s talk a bit about what’s happening with our other great natural resource – wind energy. In 2017, the Jamaican Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley projected that Jamaica is on course to switching 30% of its energy consumption to […]

Health Ministry Moves Against Trans Fats

Stress: Nuh Put Nuh Presha Pon Yuh Head

There are two Jamaican proverbs which speak about how people deal with stress: ‘Pressure buss pipe’ and ‘Diamonds mek unda pressure’. Which are you? Is the glass half empty or is it half full? Stress is any feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can either motivate or repress you. It all boils to the way in which you process it.

Health Ministry Moves Against Trans Fats

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: BREAKING THE SILENCE

Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. There are many types of domestic violence, including social, physical, sexual and emotional. If you’re being subjected to domestic violence, there are a number of organisations such as the Women's Centre that can offer you help and support. #enddomesticviolence #noexcuseforabuse #domesticviolence

Health Ministry Moves Against Trans Fats

Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Did you know that mental illness a prevalent social issue? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think feel and act. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, friendship circle or even sitting beside you at church. Let's start a domino effect for awareness on mental health.

Health Ministry Moves Against Trans Fats