Monday, 18 September 2023 11:28

Issa Trust Medical Mission a Great Success

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The Issa Foundation Trust is continuing its efforts to help in improving the quality of pediatric and neonatal healthcare across the island.

Last week, the Trust facilitated a team of medical professionals from the USA, among them doctors, nurses and bio-medical engineers, who carried out fact-finding visits to several health facilities.

The team assessed areas of collaboration in developing programs for improving the quality of care in pediatric and neonatal care in various areas of the country.

The institutions visited included the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Spanish Town Hospital, and the St. Ann’s Bay Health Centre.

The Issa Trust Foundation has maintained a longstanding relationship with the Ministry of Health & Wellness, and various Regional Health Authorities throughout Jamaica for many years and is always interested in strengthening these alliances.

The meetings gave the Issa Trust Foundation a better understanding of the health facilities' needs from a training perspective, while examining strategies to developing channels for collaboration, with a view to improve the quality of care in these facilities.

The biomedical engineers focused on training and assisting in the repair of equipment.

In addition, they looked at the pharmaceutical needs for neonates across the island who are in dire need of support.

President of the Issa Trust Foundation, Diane Pollard said she was very excited to have embarked on this new collaboration, especially with the addition of their newest medical advisor, Dr. Samantha Walker, consultant neonatologist in SERHA.

“We are deeply committed to improving the quality of healthcare for Jamaican neonates. There is a great need in the country and we are pleased that we were able to bring this excellent team of medical professionals to look at what exists and how we can chart a path forward together,” Pollard added.

“Through these new collaborative efforts, the Issa Trust Foundation continues its journey to becoming a stellar example of medical care benevolence for children in Jamaica,” she said.

She added that the relationships will also help the Issa Trust Foundation in continuing to plan and build the Mary Issa Pediatric & Adolescent Health Center in St. Ann.

The Ministry of Health & Wellness is reminding the public of the impending Influenza (Flu) season, which normally starts in October.

Wednesday, 13 September 2023 14:46

Jamaica-Cuba Eye Care Programme resumes

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Jamaicans will again benefit from the provision of eye care services under the Jamaica-Cuba Eye Care Programme.

Wednesday, 13 September 2023 14:24

Jamaica under heightened risk of dengue outbreak - Tufton

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The Health and Wellness Ministry is advising that dengue cases are increasing rapidly across the country, with 316 suspected, presumed and confirmed cases being reported as of Monday. 

Wednesday, 06 September 2023 10:12

NHF adds seven new medicines to drug list

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 The National Health Fund is reporting the addition of seven new active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to be used in the treatment of Arthritis and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

Thursday, 17 August 2023 12:19

Health and Wellness Ministry issues dengue caution

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising Jamaicans to remain vigilant in the wake of an increase in Dengue cases.

Wednesday, 16 August 2023 15:24

Dunn lauds Issa Trust Foundation for hospital donation

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Earlier this year, the ISSA Trust Foundation brought volunteer doctors from the USA to deliver specific training to the Paediatric Nursing & Medical Teams at the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary.

Wednesday, 05 July 2023 12:41

"Jamaicans are sick" - Health minister Tufton

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Health & Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has described Jamaica as having a “sick population” due to an explosion in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) over the past decade.

Tuesday, 27 June 2023 16:08

Jamaicans urged to reduce heat Exposure

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reminding the public that excessive heat stress is harmful to health and is potentially fatal.

Tuesday, 27 June 2023 10:48

Drug Serv Bustamante Hospital Now ISO Certified

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The Drug Serv Pharmacy at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) managed by the National Health Fund (NHF) is now ISO 9001:2015 certified, following a successful surveillance and scope expansion audit by the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ).

Tuesday, 27 June 2023 10:39

NHF opens its EduCare Grant for a fourth cycle

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The National Health Fund opened its EduCare Grant Programme for the 2023/2024 period, on June 21, 2023.

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