Jamaica

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Healthcare system

Infrastructural problems continue to pose some of the most pressing issues for Jamaica and also leave their mark on the availability and quality of healthcare. While every parish has at least one smal ...

Health insurance

Public hospitals and clinics offer free healthcare to all citizens and residents, so there is no state health insurance. ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Kingston
Population : 2.8 million
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Medical tourism

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Healthcare system

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Kingston
Population : 2.8 million
Main languages spoken : English (official), English patois
Main religion : Christianity
International dialling code : +1876
Internet domain : .jm
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 8480 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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World Bank

Population profile

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OECD / WHO 2015
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UN 2015
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UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

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WHO 2008
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OECD 2016
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WHO 2008
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Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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WHO 2010
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Healthcare activity

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Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Health profile

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Ischemic heart disease: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
WHO 2012
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WHO 2012
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
WHO 2008
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
WHO

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2013
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ISAPS 2013
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Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011
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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

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Related Content

Jamaica inbound medical tourism

News, 09 November, 2018

Jamaica seeks new health and medical tourism projects

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News, 23 September, 2018

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Jamaica health tourism plans

News, 01 May, 2018

New intent to promote health tourism and new spa centres

Spine surgery investment

News, 31 January, 2018

Spine surgery in Jamaica receives investment for promotion

The year of wellness and rejuvenation

News, 09 January, 2018

2018 declared the year of wellness and rejuvenation in the Caribbean

Medical advances in the Cayman Islands

News, 13 September, 2017

State-of-the-art cardiac procedure is now offered in the Cayman Islands

Jamaica targets diaspora

News, 27 March, 2017

Jamaica ready for health and wellness tourism

Cayman Islands making deals

News, 21 August, 2016

Health City Cayman Islands deals with neighbouring islands

Doing business in Jamaica

News, 28 July, 2016

JAMPRO woos US investors to promote medical tourism to Jamaica

Set sail for Jamaica

News, 25 February, 2016

Opportunities for medical tourism in Jamaica?

Jamaica's high price to pay

News, 30 October, 2015

Why is Jamaica struggling to attract medical tourism?

Jamaica Spa Association launched

News, 08 May, 2015

Jamaica Spa Association launched

The best policy?

News, 04 October, 2013

Jamaica argues it is ready for health tourism

Reversing the Diaspora

News, 12 July, 2013

Jamaica should target Jamaicans for medical tourism

Caribbean plans

News, 31 May, 2013

Developments in medical tourism in the Caribbean

Million dollar aims

News, 28 February, 2013

$170m medical tourism facility planned for Jamaica

Focus on health

News, 12 July, 2012

Jamaica to promote health and wellness tourism

Second time lucky

News, 04 May, 2012

Jamaica sees potential in health tourism

Writing the map

News, 02 June, 2011

New report on medical tourism in Jamaica

Doctors of the Caribbean

News, 20 April, 2011

Caribbean islands investigating potential of medical tourism

Industry participants

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