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Two-year fellowship for gynaecologists

Everyone knows about cancer, but not everyone knows about prevention and detection, especially among women. Long-standing gynaecologic oncologist, Dr Tim Gopeesingh says there has not been a concerted and collective effort across the Caribbean to raise awareness about a disease […]

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Heart Foundation to screen for Sudden Cardiac Arrest risks

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be conducting screenings for risk factors associated with Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) during Heart Month in February. HFJ’s

Under the Influence: Jamaicans Driving High

Jamaica’s recent decriminalization of possession of up to two ounces of ganja is contributing to a dangerous practice that officials warn needs urgent attention. Disturbing findings in the 2016

Jamaica Taking Steps To Stop Spread Of Malaria

With two cases of malaria already recorded for the year, Jamaica’s ministry of health says measures are being taken to curtail the spread of the disease. One case was

Jamaica has competitive edge in medical tourism, says Ramocan

Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Seth George Ramocan says Jamaica has a competitive edge in attracting investment in medical tourism. This, he said, is based on the

Health tourism poised for expansion in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) - Health tourism is poised for expansion as the government of Jamaica takes steps to engage the diaspora as the first market in the sector. President

UHWI acquires over $800-m worth of equipment

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Board Chairman, University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), James Moss-Solomon, says the institution has invested more than $800 million in the acquisition of

10 Years Later, Patient Gets Compensation For Botched Blood Transfusion

A former patient has been awarded J$4 million (US$31,056) in compensation for an error that took place 10 years ago at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Medical Milestone Achieved In MoBay

Surgeons at the private hospital Hospiten in Montego Bay, St James, are hailing as a success the first thoracic surgery in Jamaica, describing it as a medical milestone

Caribbean Nurses Who Saved Britain’s Health Service Honoured In New Documentary

When the first pictures were released of Britain’s two youngest royals, few people noticed the midwife who had headed the team that brought them into the world. Standing quietly

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