jamaica

Policy review to make life better for senior citizens

Submitted by massetti on Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:56

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.

Regions / Country
jamaica
Global challenges
Topics
Old-age pensions
Document Type

Jamaica; $6 Million Allocated for Social Protection and Labour Programme

Submitted by fabbri on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:17

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

Regions / Country
jamaica
Topics
Financing
Document Type

Jamaica: Minister Reaffirms Universal Healthcare Access

Submitted by monitor on Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:12

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.

Regions / Country
jamaica
Topics
Health
Health Insurance
Extension of coverage

Jamaica: Ferguson calls for social protection, health intervention for the elderly

Submitted by monitor on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 14:58

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.

Regions / Country
jamaica

Tags