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The JAHJAH foundation established the Jamaica Emergency Medical Service (JEMS) in September 2019. The main mandate is to support the existing public Emergency Medical and Ambulance Services across the island, by attending to medical emergency situations.  With a growing population of over 3 million, and demands on an already overburdened healthcare system, the government is unable to adequately meet the needs to serve everyone. Therefore It is important to establish public private partnerships  to assist  in its effort to help the citizens of Jamaica. The pilot project has been started in Negril with training of 20 volunteers. The first ambulance has also been purchased. The JAHJAH Foundation has committed to  working  with local communities in Jamaica to assist with pre-hospital emergency ambulatory care. The first few minutes of a medical emergency are critical and in most instances, if quick emergency care is given it can mean the difference between life and death.