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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 […]

Powered Up with Wind Energy in Jamaica

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 […]

Bustamante Hospital for Children Commemorates Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Ministry Ramps Up Campaign for Sickle Cell Month

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be amplifying its efforts, over the next few weeks, to raise the profile on the illness with which some 19,000 Jamaicans current live. The Ministry of Health and Wellness offers screening to all pregnant mothers and newborn babies at all public […]

Bustamante Hospital for Children Commemorates Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month

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.

Bustamante Hospital for Children Commemorates Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month

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

Bustamante Hospital for Children Commemorates Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Sleep Deprivation

“Secure the bag and sleep later” is a popular phrase among young people. Nowadays, people are busier trying to make money and ‘live their best life’. However, can you really live your best life at the expense of your health? Sleep Deprivation is more dangerous than we perceive as it negatively impacts your physical and mental health.

Bustamante Hospital for Children Commemorates Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month

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.

Bustamante Hospital for Children Commemorates Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month