Tag: World Health Organization

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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#VaccinesWork: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Shot From Jamaica

There was a time when life expectancy in Jamaica was 38 years old, and only 10 to 20 per cent of every 1,000 babies delivered by live births survived. That was in the 1800s, when disease and infections were rampant.

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 8, 2016

Big ZIKV $Pend – Virus Fight Costs $1b So Far. It has cost the Government more than $1 billion so far to respond to the Zika virus threat, and plans are being made now to seek approval for a budget of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 9, 2016

ZIKV Haven – Health Ministry Study Reveals Most Jamaicans Allowing Vectors To Breed. Many Jamaicans are unwittingly putting themselves at serious risk of becoming infected with the Zika virus (ZIKV), spread primarily by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, due in large measure

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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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World Health Day 2016 – Beat Diabetes

Today is World Health Day, and the theme is ‘Beat Diabetes,’ with emphasis being placed on ways to halt the spread of the disease worldwide. Diabetes, particularly Type 2, is one of the top 10 leading causes of death globally. Below

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A Quick H1N1 (Swine Flu) Fact Sheet

The H1N1 flu virus caused a worldwide scare in 2009, leaving quite a lasting impact. It first came to international attention in April that year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “The H1N1 pandemic was characterized by the emergence of

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Five Facts: International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Not many know what the abbreviation (FGM) stands for but data collected from the World Health Organization, shows that about 140 million women and girls are victims of (FGM) which stands for Female Genital Mutilation. According to the World Health

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 3, 2016

Show You Paid – PNP General Secretary Urges JP White To Prove He Cleared $17m Tax Debt. People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Paul Burke says he has advised prospective North Trelawny candidate, John-Paul White, to release, today, documents proving he

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#WorldAIDSDay 2015 – Getting To Zero

December 1 is observed annually as World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is ‘Getting to Zero.’ World AIDS Day was launched in 1988 to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, to encourage support for people living with the disease, and

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