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PAHO & CDC Partner to Bolster COVID-19 Response in Jamaica

The United States of America’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have partnered to bolster Jamaica’s health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a handover ceremony on Thursday, October 7, 2021, Mr. Ian Stein, PAHO/WHO Representative to Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands and Mr. John McIntyre, ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates an Additional J$45 Million to Boost Public Awareness in COVID-19 Vaccine Readiness and Uptake Among Vulnerable Communities

The United States Embassy in Kingston—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—announced an additional J$45 million (US$300,000) to support Jamaica’s uptake to COVID-19 vaccines and reduce transmission among vulnerable populations. These funds will assist the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) to address urgent needs and fill gaps in order to support COVID-19 ...
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U.S. Embassy in Partnership with the United States Southern Command Back to School Donation

The United States Southern Command through its Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) has funded a back-to-school initiative in partnership with the Jamaica Public Service Company Community Renewal Department through the National Education Trust. The donation of 800 backpacks and associated school supplies valued at over US$22,000, forms part of ongoing scholastic support and other initiatives by ...
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May Pen Hospital Receives Field Hospital for COVID-19 Patients

A 40-bed mobile field hospital, donated by the United Sates (US) Government through the US Embassy in Jamaica, valued at J $132 million was officially opened at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon. The hospital was opened on Wednesday, September 15 and forms part of U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) ongoing assistance to nations in the ...
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Consular Update: U.S. Embassy Closure Notice – September 13 – 14

In light of the Jamaican government’s announcement of no-movement days on September13th & 14th, the U.S. Embassy will be closed for regular consular services on those days. All regular appointments scheduled for September 13th & 14th, are canceled. Applicants will receive information about rescheduling shortly. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance can contact the office for American ...
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