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Jamaica turns to PAHO in move to improve healthcare

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 1:52 PM

Jamaica has engaged the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to provide technical support as the country moves towards establishing universal healthcare.

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and Executive Director of PAHO, Dr Carissa Etienne, signed a five-year cooperation agreement on Tuesday at the PAHO Headquarters in Washington DC.

The agreement will see Jamaica benefiting from technical cooperation in health for the next five years.

Etienne said under the agreement, PAHO will assist Jamaica to boost its health system to adequately cater to citizens under a universal health system.