Jamaica Gov't to ban smoking in public places as of July 15 - Jamaica Gleaner - Smoking will be banned in public places as of July 15, health minister Dr Fenton Ferguson announced in parliament a short while ago. The minister said smoking will be banned in all enclosed places, public transportation, workplaces, government buildings, health facilities, sports, athletics and recreational facilities, educational facilities, areas specifically for use by children and places of collective use such as bus stop. Read more
The Heart Foundation of Jamaica Congratulates Government on passage of tobacco regulation. - The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) wishes to congratulate the Government of Jamaica and in particular, the Ministry of Health on the enactment of the long awaited Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations-2013 which among other things will support the establishment of smoke free public spaces and the placement of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs. Read more
The The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control Congratulates Government on passage of tobacco regulation - The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) is most pleased to extend congratulations to the Government of Jamaica and in particular, the Ministry of Health over the welcome news that on June 25th, The Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations - 2013 was enacted to support establishment of smoke free public spaces and the placement of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs have been enacted. Read more
The Barbados Association of Palliative Care - Public Lecture - Ethics: The Final Decision; Moral, Legal, Personal, Compassionate?” “THE CONVERSATION”. Taking place on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at The Church of God – Salters, St. George 6.30 - 8.30 p.m. Panelists: Dr. Gillian Birchwood – Neonatologist, Dr. Anne-Marie Hassell - Pulmonologist Mrs. Fiona Leacock - Clinical Risk Manager, Mr. David Ellis - Journalist, Moderator. FREE ADMISSION - ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
Global Campaigns Update: Recap of OWG 4 discussions on health - UN Member States met this week for the Fourth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals in New York, nearly one year to the day since Rio+20 conceptualised the SDG process. Members of the OWG, other Member States, and relevant stakeholders including civil society, discussed two themes: “Employment and decent work for all, social protection, youth, education and culture” and “health and population dynamics.” Read more
Barbados National Registry - Who's Having a Heart Attacks & Strokes? Findings from the Barbados National registry 2010. Wednesday July 10th, 2013 7pm. Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two mile Hill St. Michael. Feature presentation. Ms. Angela Rose, Director BNR. Read more
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