Awoman has tested positive for monkeypox (Mpox) in St Catherine, Jamaica.

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton earlier today answered concerns over the cost for the redevelopment of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), a project that is
to yield a new, State-of-the-Art facility for Jamaicans.

PARIS, France, (AFP) – A man known as "the Duesseldorf patient" has become the third person declared cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant that also treated his leukaemia, a study said on Monday.

Thursday, 09 February 2023 12:11

NHF launches prostate cancer screening benefit

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More men can now access prostate cancer screening at a reduced cost through a subsidy being provided by the National Health Fund (NHF) under its Individual Benefits Programme.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 14:40

National Health Fund urged to step up its game

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MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says that the National Health Fund (NHF) will have to reinvent itself in 2023 or lose its relevance after a while.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak gathered government ministers, medics and health service managers in 10 Downing St. on Saturday for talks aimed at fixing a healthcare crisis that has seen thousands of patients stranded outside overflowing hospitals.

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is hoping the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital will be able to accept patients, on a limited basis, by December.

HE Government has announced changes to the National Health Fund's (NHF) Individual Benefits Programme which will see higher subsidies, an increase to the Jamaica Drug for the Elderly Programme (JADEP) drug list, and the addition of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test.

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 14:14

WHO eyes end to COVID and Mpox emergencies in 2023

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GENEVA, Switzerland, (AFP) — The World Health Organization said Wednesday it hopes that COVID-19 and Mpox will no longer be public health emergencies in 2023 as both diseases end their most dangerous phase.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the Hartford Healthcare Corporation (HHC) and the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Health and Wellness, to promote academic and professional exchanges for the improvement of healthcare on the island. Hartford has agreed to host a team from The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Faculty of Medical Sciences on December 6 and 7 in part due to this and its collaboration with the Jamaican Consulate General, New York.


The UWI team will have the chance to tour the institution's Centre for Education, Simulation, and Innovation during their visit. This cutting-edge medical training facility offers medical students, faculty, and other healthcare professionals remote access, in-person capacity building, as well as ongoing education. HHC will livestream a session to Jamaica as a unique feature of this trip where UWI's medical staff and students will be able to take part in a demonstration.

According to Consul General Alison Wilson, "This is unquestionably a significant step in the right direction. I am exceedingly pleased with the immediate response from my dear friends and partners at Hartford Healthcare, including the CEO Mr. Jeffery Flaks and his Vice President of Operations, Mr. Keith Grant, which started with our call for action in support of our Jamaican medical students". 

The Consul General also took advantage of the occasion to express her appreciation to Hartford Healthcare once more for upholding their end of the bargain. This occurs soon after the institution helped fund the purchase of 26 oxygen concentrators that were sent to Jamaica last month.


The opposition People’s National Party, PNP, is expressing concern about what they say is the deteriorating infrastructure and patient care services at the nation’s public health facilities.

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