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    Support the health care system! Lady Hall urges corporate Jamaica to hop on board

    As the Ministry of Health attempts to repair its reputation following the dead babies and audit scandals, Lady Allen, wife of Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, last week called on corporate Jamaica to support the beleaguered health care service with charitable donations. Read More...

    Guidelines for the Management of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

    Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common childhood illness caused by different Enteroviruses such as the Coxsackie virus. The illness most often occurs between March and June and between September and December but can occur at any time. It is most frequently seen in young children, infants, and toddlers. It is characterized by fever and a blister-like rash affecting the palms of the hands and soles of the feet along with blisters inside the mouth. Read More...

    Temporary Closure of the Port Maria Health Centre

    The North-East Regional Health Authority wishes to advise the public that in its effort to enhance service delivery and ensure the continued safety of its clients and staff, effective Thursday, 2015 August 13 the Port Maria Health Centre will be temporarily closed for three (3) weeks, to facilitate relocation of the services offered. More...

    Good results from St Ann’s Bay Hospital Allograft surgeries

    The St Ann's Bay Hospital, through its bone transplant programme, has for the past two years been using allografts to provide solutions to very complex situations. So far, the team has performed three such medical procedures, all of which, according to regional consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Derrick McDowell, have yielded encouraging results. Read More...

    NERHA trains Staff to Communicate with the Hearing Impaired

    The North-East Regional Health Authority as a part of their thrust to improve the standard of care provided to the public, trained a total of fifteen(15) members of Staff in Jamaican sign language...Read More

    World Diabetes Day 2014

    Jamaica joins the rest of the world once more to observe World Diabetes Day, under the theme: “Healthy Eating and Diabetes.” As we are aware, healthy eating starts with a healthy breakfast, that will help individuals manage their weight....Read More

    Cuba to Assist with Training as Part of Jamaica’s Ebola Preparedness and Response

    The Cuban Government will be sending two experts to provide training for health care and frontline workers in Ebola preparedness, response and management. They will also train Cuban workers presently deployed to Jamaica...Read More


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    Quick Health Tips for Busy People

    When you’re constantly busy with work and life, it can take its toll. It can be hard to make time for yourself and your health. These quick tips will help you incorporate healthy practices into your day without taking up too much of your time...read more

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    World Health Organisation definition of health: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity...read more




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