USAID Launches Zika AIRS Project to Support Jamaica’s Mosquito Control Efforts

On October 17, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched the Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) in partnership with the Ministry of Health during an event with key stakeholders. ZAP, a regional project that has teams throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, has been launched as a component of USAID’s Zika response …

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U.S. Government donates $12 million in Medical Supplies to Cornwall Regional Hospital

On Friday, August 25, 2017 the United States Government officially presented J$12 million in medical supplies to the Cornwall Regional Hospital. The ceremony was held at the Jamaica Defense Force Air Wing. Chargé d’Affaires Eric Khant formally delivered the items to Minister of Health, Dr. the Honorable Christopher Tufton, who was accompanied by Chief Executive …

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U.S. donates 1.5 million condoms to boost Jamaica’s Zika Prevention effort among Pregnant Women

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 1.5 million condoms to the National Family Planning Board-Sexual Health Agency, to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of Zika among pregnant women. The condoms will be distributed island wide within the antenatal clinics, to be offered free of cost to …

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