Project CODE CARE will help to clear the backlog of elective surgeries at hospitals in Jamaica. The public-private partnership cover has covered just about 100 surgeries already.
In continuing their support of the work provided by healthcare workers, Sandals South Coast Resorts gave special rewards to 11 of the longest-serving nurses from the Black River Hospital. All other nurses serving at the hospital had an opportunity to participate in raffles, where some walked away with day and evening passes to the Sandals resort.
In January 2022 the Ministry of Health & Wellness issued a commitment to destigmatizing mental health across Jamaica. On March 22nd they signed an MOU with UNICEF and launched a new mental health support chatline for Jamaican youths aged 16-24 years old.
Following on the success of the first Teen Hub in Kingston, ground was recently broken at the St. Thomas site for the second hub. The Hub will provide mental health screening/counselling, career guidance, life skills education, sexual and reproductive health services, HIV counselling and testing.
February is recognized as Heart Month in Jamaica and The Heart Foundation of Jamaica will be taking the message of maintaining good health and healthy nutrition to the public. Visit the HFJ offices to get screened for cardiovascular disease.
The world celebrates World Heart Day today to bring attention to the many illnesses associated with the heart. The Heart Foundation Jamaica takes lead of this effort locally.