KINGSTON, Sept. 10 (JIS): The Ministry of Health, yesterday (September 9), launched its newly revamped website, as part of efforts to improve communication with members of the public.
The website, designed and developed by the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) Computer Services Department over a six-month period, was unveiled during the media launch of Caribbean Wellness Day at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.
The website provides information on all areas of the Ministry of Health including, policies, projects and programmes.
Other features include links to various departments and agencies of the Ministry and the Regional Health Authorities; an interactive map, which provides locations of health facilities across the island; public education and communication resources, including urgent alerts; as well as printable forms and other documents.
Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said that the new site is one of many methods being employed by the Ministry “to create a cutting-edge system to disseminate important health-related information to the public.”
“These are the new ways to communicate in this digital age and as a Ministry, we have to find all the possible ways to have access to our intended audience,” he said.
Manager for Public Relations and Communication at the Ministry, Stephanie Shaw Smith, informed that in addition to the website, the Ministry has been using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as part of its strategy to enhance communication with various audiences.
These platforms are also linked to the new site, she informed.
The website can be accessed at moh.gov.jm. Persons can also like and follow the Ministry of Health at the following links: www.facebook.com/themohgovjm; https://twitter.com/themohgovjm; https://instagram.com/themohgovjm