Tag: Pan American Health Organization

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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 22, 2016

No Shortage Of H1N1 Medication – De La Haye. A suggestion that Suzanna Roye, the 50-year-old doctor who reportedly died from complications related to the H1N1 virus, succumbed as a result of a lack of availability of the medication used to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 21, 2016

Dalley Defends Delay Pregnancy Advice. Health Minister Horace Dalley on Tuesday defended the Government’s decision to advise women to consider putting off pregnancy for at least the next six to 12 months in order to reduce the risk of Zika virus

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 22, 2015

‘Slap In The Face’ – Mothers Offended By UHWI’s Failure To Accept Liability For Dead Babies. Tears flowed freely down the face of Malissa Bryan, one of the mothers whose babies died from the bacterial outbreaks at the University Hospital of

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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 – March 9, 2015

Danger In The Dark – Predawn Commute By Students Putting Them At Risk. Despite several reports of children being sexually assaulted and even killed during the early-morning commute to schools, the practice is continuing with children, some as young as seven,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 24, 2014

Bring In The Obeah Man… Sensitise Traditional Healers About Ebola. As Jamaica continues to make preparations and put structures in place to deal with the deadly Ebola if it lands on local soil, one general practitioner who is also a practitioner

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 14, 2014

Government Flops – Gets Low Ratings For Job Creation, Crime Fighting And Road Maintenance. There is more bad news for the ruling People’s National Party as it continues to take a whipping from the Jamaican public with high percentages of bad

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 3, 2014

Ebola Help: PAHO, CARICOM Pledge Assistance To Help Jamaica With Preparedness. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and some CARICOM countries have committed to assist Jamaica in its preparedness and readiness to deal with an Ebola outbreak, should the deadly virus

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