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MOH Launched "First Start" Programme at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital

On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the "Start Right" programme was officially launched at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital under the Ministry of Health and Wellness’s maternal and newborn initiative. The Hon. Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, State Minister in the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), said that the ministry is aiming to get the country’s maternal mortality rate down to 70 per 100,000 live births.

She added that the health ministry will reduce the maternal mortality rate to 70 per 100,000 live births. During her remarks, Minister Flynn thanked the American Friends of Jamaica (AFG) for the donation of the items. The supplies include Snuggle Nests as well as diapers, skincare, and hygiene products A total of 60 mothers at the facility will be beneficiaries.

The Hon. Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn (left), State Minister, Ministry of Health and Wellness, gave a snuggle nest with goodies to Ms. Rheanna Davis, an expectant mother, during the launch of the first start programme at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.


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