Tag: NCDs

World Immunization Week – Marking Jamaica’s Immunization Milestones

It’s World Immunization Week, which got underway on April 24th and runs until the 30th. The theme for this year is ‘Closing the Immunization Gap.’ The World Health Organization (WHO) informs us that immunization averts an estimated two to three million

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 25, 2016

We’ll Be Turned Into Beggars! Principals Lament The Removal Of Auxiliary Fees. “We’ll be turned into beggars!” is the cry of two local high school principals following the announcement last week that the Government will ban schools from charging auxiliary fees

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Physical Activity Can Save Your Life!

Yesterday marked the beginning of National Physical Activity Week, which emphasises the importance of regular physical activity as a way of preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease and diabetes.  This initiative was started by the National Health Fund in 2009. Many

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Caribbean Wellness Day 2015 – A Focus On Healthy Ageing

Saturday, September 12 marked the eighth observance of Caribbean Wellness Day across the region. Inaugurated in 2008, Caribbean Wellness Day is an annual event which provides an opportunity to increase the awareness of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) burden in the Caribbean; mobilise

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 27, 2014

Let’s Make Movies! St Thomas Film Lot Reels In Funding. A partner in the United States-based entity that is poised to break ground near Morant Bay, St Thomas, for the construction of a film lot at the site of the old

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 9, 2013

‘They’re Sick’ – Hanna Says Many Of Nation’s Children Have Mental Disorders. Youth Minister Lisa Hanna says a large number of children with behavioural problems are afflicted by various mental conditions and the change in the legislation to decriminalise those deemed

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