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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Pan American Health Organization - Jamaica
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Pan American Health Organization - Jamaica
Web address:http://www.paho.org/jam/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct124778
Date of initial review: 11 Sep 2010
Validity of certificate17 Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
See also: http://new.paho.org/jam/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=227


In 1954, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) under the administration of its Zone 1 Office in Caracas, Venezuela established a small office in Jamaica, on the Ministry of Health compound, Slipe Pen Road, Kingston. Malaria, a major health concern of that period, was the immediate focus of technical cooperation.

Following Jamaica’s Independence in 1962, the PAHO/WHO Jamaica Office was re-organized and the programme of technical cooperation expanded with an international professional staff in place. The Offic...
  (17 Jun 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission: See left menu: Jamaica Country Cooperation Strategy at a glance (PDF Document)
Strengthening of the Health System within the framework of the Renewed Primary Health Care Approach focusing on: Health Systems & Essential Services package; Revitalization of community participation/ownership in health; Comprehensive Human Resources in Health
Plan; Development and Promotion of the team approach to care; Policy development and analyses with supportive legislation; Integrated Health Information System with built-in alert; Quality Assurance issues;, Monitoring & Evaluation systems, clinical and other audits; Strengthening referr...
  (17 Jun 2011) - Link

This principle is not applicable for this site 

Purpose of the website
This principle is not applicable for this site 

3. Confidentiality
Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This privacy statement describes PAHO’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the PAHO web site. It applies to all “PAHO sites” – that is, all sites within the “PAHO.org” domain name.

  (28 Mar 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza: Getting the Story
Sample ImageThe U.S. Embassy in Kingston hosted a two-day regional workshop for journalists on the topic: "Pandemic Influenza: Getting the Story" The program was organized and funded by Voice of America, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in Atlanta. The workshops took place on Thursday, January 28 and Friday, January 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the U.S. Embassy, Kingston.

  (17 Jun 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Pan American Health Organization Jamaica
7th Floor 2-4 Kings Street
Kings Street
PO Box 384

Telephone: (876) 967-4626
Fax: (876) 967-5189
  (16 Sep 2010) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Member States

* Statement of Quota Contributions Due from Member States

  (16 Sep 2010) - Link

8. Advertising policy
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