Teachers are to benefit from a Memorandum of Understanding between the Jamaica Teacher’s Association and the National Health Fund.

The MOU which was signed in March, was launched last Friday at the Sea Garden Beach Resort in St. James.

It is aimed at accelerating health promotion in the education sector.

JTA President, Howard Isaacs, says although the programme targets members of the JTA, other teachers will not be turned away.

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Chief Executive Officer at the National Health Fund, Everton Anderson, says the move will help teachers reduce their risk of contracting chronic diseases and better access treatment.

He was addressing the launch of the MOU on Friday.