jamaicaobserver.com (12.03.2018) The Government is pushing ahead with the promulgation of a revised national policy for Jamaica's senior citizens that was tabled in the House of Representatives as far back as 1997 by former Prime Minister Portia Simpson.
Jamaica Information Service (19.02.2018) A sum of $6 million has been allocated to the Integrated Social Protection and Labour Programme in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The project, which got under way in December 2012, aims to support the Government of Jamaica’s efforts to improve human capital and labour market outcomes for the poor by enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of key social-protection programmes
Jamaica Information Service (06.07.2016) Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says even as Government pursues creative means of financing the public-health system, it remains committed to universal healthcare access.
jamaicaobserver.com (17.05.2015) Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson said countries must put in place social protection and health interventions to deal specifically with the elderly, as they are facing a situation where the population is ageing.