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Know Your Numbers


Beneficiary of the Know Your Numbers Campaign


Beneficiary of the Know Your Numbers Campaign


In response to lifestyle diseases and premature mortality, the Ministry and Health and Wellness rolled out its ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign in 2023 to encourage yearly health screening and reduce illness among the population. The programme will also feature a pathway to care that ensures that once diagnosed with any chronic illness, people can immediately be referred for treatment. Through collaboration with the Regional Health Authorities, the Ministry will repurpose its COVID-19 mobile units in order to offer mobile screening services across the island, coupled with community outreach programmes. Increased efforts will be made to target the most vulnerable among the population, such as people living in remote, difficult, underserved and unreached areas, to assess and provide management for illness. Core services to be offered include screening for body mass index, hypertension, diabetes, vision, cholesterol and HIV/Syphilis. Expanded services will include
ECG, prostate cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, dementia and frailty,
and immunization.

Some 1,436 health tests were completed on Friday (December 1, 2023) as the Ministry of Health and Wellness, in conjunction with the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) and the St. Catherine Health Department, hosted the third in a series of major health screenings, as part of the #KnowYourNumbers programme. The event, which was held at Linstead Square, St. Catherine, saw 381 residents benefiting from core health services, which included screening for body mass, index, hypertension, diabetes, vision, cholesterol, and HIV/syphilis. The
#Knowyournumbers campaign is very important as it helps us to educate Jamaicans about the importance of regular health screening so you can keep up to date with your health status and make the necessary changes to remain healthy.

Over 550 Residents in Kingston registered from several screening tests and examinations, including dental checks, eye tests, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol, Body Mass Index, HIV, Syphilis test during the Kingston and St. Andrew leg of the Know Your Numbers Road Tour at Saint William Grant Park, Downtown Kingston on Thursday, February 1, 2024. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in conjunction with the South East Regional Health Authority and the Kingston and St. Andrew Health Department to encourage more Jamaicans to get screened for lifestyle diseases.

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