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October 23, 2019

The Jamaica Moves Programme which is the co-title sponsor of the Fit 4 Life series, endeavours to share health messages and provide exercise and health check-up activities for Jamaicans within their own communities. 

Over the Heroes Day weekend, the Jamaica Moves progra...

April 21, 2017

St Andrew South East Member of Parliament, Julian J. Robinson, racked up 80,000 steps last week (April 10-16) to win week one of the Jamaica Moves ‘Get Moving Challenge’.

The challenge, which started on Monday April 10, has 14 prominent members of the private and public...

April 18, 2017

Last week, 14 prominent members of the private and public sector started taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle in the 'Get Moving Challenge'. Get Moving is a part of the Ministry of Health's Jamaica Moves initiative.

Jamaica Moves was launched earlier this month by...

April 18, 2017

Unless you have been under a rock during the past few weeks, you would have heard the term Non Communicable Disease (NCD) floating around. It’s been the topic of conversation since the Ministry of Health alongside the National Baking Company, Jamaica National, National...

April 12, 2017

Jamaica Moves , the physical activity campaign officially launched last Friday by the Ministry of Health is one which will act as an active response to the dangerously high instances of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country.

Part of this campaign seeks to set...

April 8, 2017

According to the experts, 30 minutes of exercise every day can greatly lower your risk of contracting a non-communicable disease. Here’s an even more astonishing fact: seven out of 10 Jamaicans die from a non-communicable disease. Against this backdrop, Minister Christ...

March 29, 2017

The economic impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Jamaica, including mental-health conditions, will lead to a lost output of US$17.2 billion over the next 15 years. This is according to a 2011 study by founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum...

March 8, 2017

As Jamaica tries to grapple with an out-of-control crime problem, much attention is not paid to another more silent but just as dangerous, killer - non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), NCDs - including heart disease, stroke...

The Government will be launching a ‘Jamaica Moves’ (#JaMoves) National campaign as part of measures to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension and cancers.

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said the campaign is “an aggre...

June 30, 2016

Highlighting a Jamaica health and lifestyle survey, which indicates that nearly half of Jamaicans are classified as having low levels of physical activity, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has suggested that this inactivity has led to an epidemic of obesity, and a...