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New health systems strengthening programme for Jamaica

The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Tuesday launched its US$50-million Health Systems Strengthening Programme, which should boost the island’s capacity to address the scourge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the challenge of communicable illnesses. The programme, which has the ‘organisation and consolidation of integrated health services networks’ and the ‘improvement of management, quality and […]

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Ten Children at BHC to Benefit from Cardiac Surgery

Ten (10) patients who suffer from various heart-related diseases will benefit tremendously from lifesaving surgeries that will be performed by a local medical team at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), Chain of Hope UK and international team of volunteers from Denmark, Canada, Norway, United Kingdom and Texas. The surgeries are being performed during the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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

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