UNICEF provides transport support

KINGSTON, May 6, 2015 – With the donation of a new vehicle by UNICEF Jamaica, it will now be easier for the hard-working team at Children of Faith to serve families who most need them. The organisation works in the rural areas of western Jamaica with vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS.

UNICEF reads at Rollington Town

KINGSTON, May 5, 2015 – Staff of UNICEF Jamaica celebrated Read Across Jamaica Day by reading with children in Grades 1-4 at Rollington Town Primary, and donating books to the school.

Read across Jamaica Day, commemorated this year on May 5, was started by the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) and first celebrated in 2005 to foster interest in reading by bringing together entire communities to participate in the promotion of literacy. The day is part of activities to mark Education Week, which was observed across Jamaica from May 3 – May 9.


NoMaddz Makes Strong Music Appeal: ‘Nuh Guh Deh’

KINGSTON, May 3, 2015 – As the nation began to observe Child Month this May, Eve for Life and NoMaddz launched a new track and music video for the “Nuh Guh Deh” campaign to prevent and reduce sexual violence against girls. The campaign, which is largely community-based, was launched by the non-governmental organization Eve for life in 2014. “Nuh Guh Deh” is supported by UNICEF and a number of other United Nations agencies.  

Mother-Child transmission of HIV



Kingston, Jamaica, Feb 9, 2015  Jamaica is on track to be among the first countries in the world to reach the targets for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.  The country’s situation will be confirmed later this month, once the Ministry of Health submits its country report to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). UNAIDS acknowledged this major progress following a meeting with Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, in Kingston last week. Minister Ferguson saidJamaica has made good progress especially in the areas of the prevention of mother to child transmission and the availability and use if anti-retroviral drugs.


Highlights from Activate Talk

Living with HIV


I was 27 years old when I found out I was HIV positive, my son was 13 years old.

“I remember one night I had nightmares of someone running me down and calling me names. I said to myself ‘Why don’t I just end it? I don’t know if I can live with this thing.’ Persons in my communities said things about me. They called me names. All of that was going through my head. I said to myself ‘I don’t want to live anymore.’


Innovative Challenge Course by BREDS

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BREDS/The Treasure Beach Foundation has launched a unique outdoor challenge course designed to build resilience and leadership skills for youth.

The General Colin Powell Challenge Course takes participants through a series of physical and mental challenges, under the supervision of trained facilitators.



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If you want to contribute to the UNICEF Country Programme in Jamaica, and help Jamaican children enjoy a better childhood, please contact the following offices:


Who We Are, What We Do 

 You can volunteer with a broad range of child rights groups that we support. 

Click here to view our list of Partners. 

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