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07 Jun 2017 description

A UK-funded PAHO project will make safer and greener health facilities in Dominica, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia to deliver care in disasters.

23 Aug 2007 description

Jamaica

Four persons confirmed dead and 241 others were reported injured. Reports are coming in about primary care centres, hospitals, infirmaries, children's homes and shelters islandwide report relating a picture of widespread damage in the southern and south eastern region mainly.

Jamaica has 346 health centres and 23 public hospitals islandwide, and contact has not been possible with several of these. Various health centres suffered considerable damage and others are now only partially functioning because of lack of water, electricity and other necessities.

20 Aug 2007 description

This report updates the PAHO/WHO report of 19 August. For countries not mentioned in this update, please refer to yesterday's report, using the links shown.

Jamaica

Hurricane Dean made landfall in Jamaica as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, 19 August, and on Monday morning, a PAHO/WHO team began an initial assessment of the storm's effects.