Tag: Health Service


Health Minister Concerned About Prevalence Of Kidney Disease Among Jamaicans

The prevalence of kidney disease among Jamaicans has become increasingly worrying, according to the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton. The Minister was speaking with journalists after touring the Cornwall Regional Hospital’s (CRH) Renal Department on Friday (November 4) to view dialysis machines used to aid patients with renal failure. “There are 18 machines here [at […]


New Report Shows That 400 million Do Not Have Access To Essential Health Services

According to a WHO and World Bank Group report, 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending. “This report is a wakeup call: It shows that we’re a long way from achieving universal health coverage. […]