‘Ja­maica Moves’ de­tails to be an­nounced

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Min­is­ter of Health Dr Christo­pher Tufton says de­tails of the ex­er­cise pro­gramme ‘Ja­maica Moves’ will be an­nounced shortly.

The ini­tia­tive is part of mea­sures to com­bat non­com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases such as di­a­betes, hy­per­ten­sion and can­cers.

“You will hear more about it in the months to come, but it’s all about get­ting Ja­maicans even just to walk more,” Tufton said.

He was speak­ing af­ter par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Usain Bolt Foun­da­tion and Ja­maica Na­tional Foun­da­tion-spon­sored He­roes in Ac­tion Run/Walk in Falmouth, Trelawny, on Sun­day.

The cam­paign will pro­mote, ed­u­cate and de­velop pro­grammes to get Ja­maicans mov­ing. Tra­di­tional and non­tra­di­tional me­dia will be utilised in trans­mit­ting the mes­sage.

Mean­while, Tufton en­dorsed the He­roes in Ac­tion Run/Walk, stat­ing that it forms part of on­go­ing ef­forts to im­prove the health of Ja­maicans by get­ting them in­volved in more phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties.

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