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The Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans at Home (JAHJAH) Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has been participating in the upliftment of Jamaica since 2007 through the vision of Dr. Trevor Dixon, CEO/Founder (picture above). In 2011, the foundation was officially registered as a non-profit and has also since received 5013c status.


The mission of the JAHJAH Foundation is to engage the Jamaican Diaspora, and friends of Jamaica all around the world, to assist with the development of Jamaica. We concentrate our philanthropic efforts in the areas of health, social and human services, and education, through partnerships with Jamaica’s public hospitals, schools, and communities.

There are more people of Jamaican origin living outside of Jamaica than those living in Jamaica. Some experts report that there has been a “brain drain” in Jamaica where some of our brightest minds leave the island, usually for economic reasons. Brain drain often results in the de-skilling of the workforce in the country of origin, while the
receiving country benefits from the knowledge and experiences of the skilled individuals. It is time for those who have left Jamaica to look back and give a helping hand. No one knows what the future holds, so a better Jamaica can only be best for all of us.

There are more people of Jamaican origin living outside of Jamaica than those living in Jamaica. Some experts report that there has been a “brain drain” in Jamaica where some of our brightest minds leave the island, usually for economic reasons. Brain drain often results in the de-skilling of the workforce in the country of origin, while the receiving country benefits from the knowledge and experiences of the skilled individuals. It is time for those who have left Jamaica to look back and give a helping hand. No one knows what the future holds, so a better Jamaica can only be best for all of us.

“Being unwanted, unloved, un-cared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” ~ Mother Theresa

What We Do

Each year, the foundation conducts mission trips to Jamaica and carries out several projects across the island.  Some  25 overseas volunteers along with a number of persons locally, give their time and skills towards these initiatives. The projects range from:

  • Annual Emergency & Critical Care Point of Care Ultra Sound (P.O.C.U.S.) Case Presentations, Didactics & Hands On Workshops – volunteers who have been trained in best practices overseas share information and cutting edge ultra sound technology with public healthcare professionals.
  • Jamaica Handheld Ultrasound Project (JHUP) – bi-weekly training to medical professional in the use of innovative portable handheld ultrasound devices in the Accident & Emergency and Maternal & Fetal Medicine departments at public hospitals across the island.
  • Building of infrastructure – such as a community Dental Clinic and Women’s Health Centre in Negril.
  • Jamaica Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Negril Pilot Project, establishing a community volunteer based first responder service to provide pre-hospital care in medical emergencies. The foundation provides the training for the volunteers, ambulance vehicle, equipment, and infrastructure to make it sustainable.
  • Annual Community and School Health Fairs.
  • Donations in Health – thousands of USD in medical supplies and equipment, and furniture to public hospitals across the island.
  • Donations in Education – school supplies, equipment and furniture at schools across the island.

Making A Positive Impact

We enable our partners and supporters to make a positive difference in people’s lives, by assisting public hospitals and health centers in Jamaica that are in need. Our medical mission teams invariably return home feeling that they received more than they gave.

We would like to thank all those who have supported us in the past and we would like to encourage you all to continue to support us. We would also like to encourage Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica everywhere to support us. “one one cocoa full basket”

Let’s start re-investing in Jamaica.  Thank you.

Dr. Trevor Dixon, Founder