JAHJAH Foundation’s Mission For Change 2019 took place from January 21-25, 2019, Jamaica. This year we conducted several successful projects over the five-day period, as follows:
On Monday we hosted a community health fair in Greenwich Farm (Kingston 13), at the Touch of Blue Plaza. We saw many patients from Greenwich Farm and neighboring communities. Simultaneously, day one JAHJAH Foundation and Kingston Public Hospital’s two-day ultrasound conference was held at the Knutsford Court Hotel, teaching Jamaican ER doctors proficiency in the use of Ultrasound technology in delivering healthcare in Jamaica’s public hospitals. Doctors from about eight public hospitals across Jamaica were in attendance. Later that night, we conducted our annual health fair, dubbed “Healing In The Dancehall”, at Uptown Mondays, a weekly dancehall reggae party that is held at Savannah Plaza, Kingston. This project was done in collaboration with Uptown Mondays and Jamaica Aids Support For Life. This year, we hosted a successful HIV awareness game show, where three couples competed for a Samsung smart phone. At the end of the game, all three couples were surprised when they were awarded a Samsung smart phone. They were all winners.
On Tuesday, we hosted a successful health fair at Iris Gelly Primary School, Arnette Gardens, Kingston. Simultaneously, day two of JAHJAH Foundation and Kingston Public Hospital’s ultrasound conference was held at the Knutsford Court Hotel, teaching Jamaican ER doctors proficiency in the use of Ultrasound technology in delivering healthcare in Jamaica’s public hospitals.
On Wednesday, we traveled to Ulster Spring Healthcare Centre, in Ulster Spring, Trelawny, and hosted community health fair, in collaboration with Friends of Ulster Spring Hospital International, Inc. Also, Drs. Jeffery Kimm and Patrick Eiben, from Team JAHJAH Foundation, started a two-day visit to Kingston Public Hospital, where they trained critical care physicians on how to gain intravenous access on patients with the use of ultrasound. Currently, whenever there is a difficulty in gaining intravenous access, patients are sent to surgeons to do more invasive techniques.
On Thursday, we traveled to mango Hall Basic School, in Little London, Westmoreland, and provided the students of the school with health and dental care. Also, Drs. Jeffery Kimm and Patrick Eiben, from Team JAHJAH Foundation, completed their two-day visit to Kingston Public Hospital, where they trained critical care physicians on how to gain intravenous access on patients with the use of ultrasound.
On Friday, we returned to Mango Hall Basic School and hosted a community health fair for the residents of Mango Hall and surrounding neighborhoods. There was a bounce-about for the children and a DJ providing good music throughout the day. At the end of the health fair, we participated in a community meeting with the police, where issues affecting the community were discussed.
We would like to say a very big thank you to all our volunteers, donors, sponsors, and supporters. It is because of your contribution why Mission for Chance 2019 was such a success. We provided healthcare services to over 700 people over the five-day period and made a beautiful difference in their lives. We specifically would like to thank and acknowledge the following Sponsors, Champions, and Partners:
• Boardwalk Village Hotel
• Catherine’s Peak Water
• Colgate by Kirk Distributers
• Rough Rider Condoms
• Touch of Blue Liquor
• Budget Rent A Car Jamaica
• Darren’s Catering, White House
• Power 106 Jamaica
• Jacobi Medical Centre
• Tents and Events Westmoreland
• Paradise Challenge
• Sunsplash Restaurant
• Metropolitan OBGYN
• Nurse Jean Powell & Mr. Vanhorne – Westmoreland
• Delroy “Craig” Jones
• Nigel “Teddy” Moore
• Melrose Nelson – Arnett Gardens
• Triston Tulloch
• Dr. Hugh Wong – Kingston Public Hospital
• Whitfield “Witty” Henry
• FUJI Film/Sonosite
• National Council on Drug Abuse
• Dr. Phillip Coombs
• Dr. Garth McDonald
• Mr. Miller – Community Education Officer – Sav-La-Mar Ministry of Health
• Janice Walker, Phyllis Hall – Health and Wellness Foundation in the Ministry of Health
• Jamaica Aids Support for Life
• Supt Easy and officers from Little London Police Station
• Friends of Ulster Spring Hospital International, Inc.
Mission For Change 2019 Photo Gallery
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