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A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the Hartford Healthcare Corporation (HHC) and the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Health and Wellness, to promote academic and professional exchanges for the improvement of healthcare on the island. Hartford has agreed to host a team from The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Faculty of Medical Sciences on December 6 and 7 in part due to this and its collaboration with the Jamaican Consulate General, New York.


The UWI team will have the chance to tour the institution's Centre for Education, Simulation, and Innovation during their visit. This cutting-edge medical training facility offers medical students, faculty, and other healthcare professionals remote access, in-person capacity building, as well as ongoing education. HHC will livestream a session to Jamaica as a unique feature of this trip where UWI's medical staff and students will be able to take part in a demonstration.

According to Consul General Alison Wilson, "This is unquestionably a significant step in the right direction. I am exceedingly pleased with the immediate response from my dear friends and partners at Hartford Healthcare, including the CEO Mr. Jeffery Flaks and his Vice President of Operations, Mr. Keith Grant, which started with our call for action in support of our Jamaican medical students". 

The Consul General also took advantage of the occasion to express her appreciation to Hartford Healthcare once more for upholding their end of the bargain. This occurs soon after the institution helped fund the purchase of 26 oxygen concentrators that were sent to Jamaica last month.


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