Universal Health Coverage Could Spur Economic Growth – CAPRI

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Executive Director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute, CAPRI, Dr Damien King, says universal health coverage would promote economic growth in Jamaica.

He says it would also assist with poverty mitigation.

Dr King says having universal health coverage would also guarantee that Jamaican citizens have better quality healthcare.

Dr Damien King, Executive Director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute.

He was speaking last evening at a Caribbean Policy Research Institute, CaPRI’s Public Forum at the Mona Vistor’s Lodge.



Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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