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The Percy Junior Hospital in Manchester is now able to boost its intake of blood and blood donations, through the benevolence of one corporate entity, which Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw said is needed to support Jamaica's development. Minister Shaw, who also serves as Member of Parliament for North East. Manchester, said more needs to be done to engage corporate Jamaica and the Diaspora in participating in philanthropic activities. 
Regional Technical Director of the Southern Regional Health Authority, Dr. Michael Coombs, has informed that a 2017 World Family Map Report recently released from the Institute for Family Studies, USA and the Social Trends Institute, USA is advising parents who want their children to enjoy the benefits of a stable childhood, to marry and not cohabit. This, he says follows the analysis of data from over 60 countries across the world.
Many working families say they’re often in a tough spot when it comes to making dental appointments for themselves and their children. It means missing work and even losing a day’s pay. With that in mind, Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) hopes to ease those concerns by offering extended dental hours, a mobile unit and more.
In an effort to sensitize and educate the public about the prevention of cancer, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) recently commemorated World Cancer Day which resulted in the screening of scores of residents in the southern region. SRHA Regional Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance Officer, Mrs. Karen Nelson explained that World Cancer Day was commemorated on February 22 in Clarendon under the theme, "We Can, I Can". She noted that special emphasis was placed on sensitizing persons about the four major risk factors for cancer which includes alcohol use, tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.
At a recent Awards Ceremony for the drivers and maintenance personnel of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), the important role that these personnel play in safeguarding the most valuable fixed assets of the Health Ministry was highlighted and lauded. Speaking at the ceremony on Thursday, March 9 in Mandeville, Regional Director of the SRHA, Mr. Michael Bent said the team has an awesome responsibility in caring for the health sector's buildings, equipment, machinery and vehicles which operate constantly, and must be saluted.
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