Last weekend there was an important Ethics Conference at the University of the West Indies (UWI) – with some important messages. Here is more from the Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality/PROMAC, which is being implemented by UWI and the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC). Doctors Urged to Support Patients’ Rights KINGSTON, … More Doctors Urged to Support Patients’ Rights at Medical Ethics Conference in Jamaica
It’s a bit of a mouthful, I know, but if you have not heard of it already, this article is written by the Partnership for the Promotion of Patients’ Rights in Maternal, Neonatal and Infant Health in Jamaica project, funded by the European Union. Jamaica unfortunately did not reach the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) #5. There … More Baby’s Death at Christmas Signals Need to Prioritise Maternal, Child Health
“‘Jubby’ was our lucky charm under the ackee tree and we will miss him dearly.” So says Chair of the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) Lorna Lee. The staff of WROC – and the surrounding community – are heartbroken at the tragic death of Richard Llewellyn (“Jubby”), their caretaker for a number of years. … More A Tribute to Jubby: 1953 – 2018
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There is a movement afoot in Jamaica, one designed to have people look with fresh eyes and through a human rights lens, at the health of women, their newborns and infants. It is being marshalled by the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre and partners, the University of the West Indies’…
National Integrity Action (NIA) celebrated its sixth anniversary today (Saturday, December 9) – UN International Anti-Corruption Day. Around 1,500 Jamaicans (mostly young people) from across the island joined the Integrity Gathering in downtown Kingston. NIA founder and CEO Professor Trevor Munroe hearkened back to a meeting six years ago at the University of the West Indies (UWI), … More The Integrity Gathering: International Anti-Corruption Day 2017
As I mentioned in my blog a few days ago, I am glad that Health Minister Christopher Tufton has decided to address, in a thoughtful and holistic way, the issue of abortion – one that, for various reasons has been repeatedly swept under the carpet in this country. I am thankful too that the issue … More WROC Says High Number of Illegal Abortions Begs Public Attention
Social media is a strange and rather frightening creature at times. Quite regularly, it throws up something that terrifies and shocks Jamaicans, with no context or background of course. Just out of the blue. So again recently, a video of a woman in rural Jamaica beating her thirteen year-old daughter in rural Jamaica suddenly popped … More Mother Beats Daughter: But Can We Go To the Root of the Problem Please, Asks WROC?