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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
Dr. Fenton Ferguson Appealed to the Diplomatic Community for Assistance in Reducing the spread of the Chikungunya virus.
Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson has appealed to members of the Diplomatic community to assist in reducing the spread of the chikungunya virus...Read More
Quick Health Tips for Busy PeopleWhen 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
Health TipsWorld 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