PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a campaign to vaccinate more than two million children in Haiti against diphtheria, a bacterial infection that causes throat inflammation and difficulty breathing. In severe cases it can lead to death.

Equipment Boost for May Pen Hospital: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the May Pen Hospital (MPH), Dr. Safiya Franklyn (right) explains to Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton (centre) and Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Hon. Lester 'Mike' Henry, the functions of the medical equipment and supplies donated to the MPH by bauxite/alumina company, Jamalco.

Improved Health Service for Residents: Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton (5th left) shares in the opening of the expansion of the Portsea Health Centre in St. Elizabeth which was expanded to the tune of $5 million.

The Clarendon Health Department is appealing to Jamaicans to get vaccinated as a safe way to strengthen their defense against vaccine preventable diseases. The call was made at the 16th commemoration of Vaccination Week in the Americas at the Canaan Heights Community Centre in Clarendon recently.

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