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What’s Right With Jamaica? Amazing Biodiversity






Of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica has the highest number of endemic plants and birds. The country is a veritable natural paradise, home to many varieties of unique flora and fauna in land, air, and water. The Cockpit Country –








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Hepatitis and Jamaica: Stats & Facts






What is hepatitis? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer.” Scientists have identified five different hepatitis viruses: hepatitis








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A First-Hand Account of Living With Fibromyalgia in Jamaica






You wouldn’t think that she suffers from intense pain and fatigue to see her sitting at her desk at work. You wouldn’t think that her memory goes a little foggy sometimes, or that her speech is sometimes slurred – not when








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What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?






You’ve probably never heard of this disorder before. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also called myalgic encephalomyelitis, occurs when the body experiences extreme fatigue that cannot be explained by any underlying medical condition, and is not alleviated by rest or sleep.








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Protecting Jamaica’s Children: The OCR, OCA and CDA






Our children are the future of our world. Our legacies will live on through them. It is therefore a society’s responsibility to ensure that it does everything within its power to protect and defend the welfare of its future generations. In Jamaica,








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Jamaica and World Press Freedom 2017






Did you know that, according to Reporters Without Borders, “at the turn of the 21st century, nearly half of the world population still lacks access to free information”? If you live in a country where you can share and receive








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Malaria Stats – Jamaica & The World






The following is an extract from Jamaica’s Ministry of Health public advisory on malaria in the country: Background Malaria in humans is caused by five species of a protozoal parasite belonging to the genus Plasmodium. These are P. falciparum, P.








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#Infographic: 5 Facts About Vaccines













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#Infographic: Facts About Measles













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#Infographic: World Parkinson’s Day 2017 – Seven Steps to 200






The year 2017 marked 200 years since Parkinson’s Disease was recognised as a medical condition. Here are seven historical facts that represent important steps taken on the 200-year medical journey since this momentous day. (See our fact sheet on Parkinson’s disease). Evidence








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