Effectiveness of Jamaica’s institutional framework in enabling a strong and resilient national public health system
Report ID: 444

Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan (NDP) published in 2009, highlighted the challenges faced by the public health system and the actions to improve the delivery of public healthcare, consistent with health-related indicators of the SDGs. In this regard, the onset of the Novel Coronavirus in 2019 (Covid-19) brought into sharp focus the vulnerability of Jamaica’s public health system and the risks posed by public health emergencies.

Sustainable Development Goal 3 Target d
Report ID: 458

SDG 3 .d has two components: 3 .d. 1 International Health Regulations (IHR) capacity and health emergency preparedness and 3 .d.2 Percentage of bloodstream infections due to selected antimicrobial-resistant organisms. The audit focused on the global indicator 3 .d. 1. Focus was also emphasized on four of the thirteen WHO IHR core capacity areas. These are Human Resources, IHR Coordination and National IHR Focal Point Functions, Legislation and Financing, and National Health Emergency Framework