International American Medical Mission hosts free medical clinic
The International American Medical Mission (IAMM) will be hosting its annual free Jamaican Medical Mission in conjunction with the Patrick Gardens Church of Christ in Kingston, Jamaica. The mission runs for four days - July 25–28, from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily - and will offer, in addition to general medical screening services, dental, optical and counselling services.
The effort will be supplemented by nightly meetings at the church building, aimed at sharing the gospel to cater to the spiritual needs of all.
The mission of IAMM is to bring health, hope and healing to those who lack access to proper medical care. IAMM, which was established in 2000, has conducted over 20 medical missions within the United States and across the Caribbean.
Campaigns in the Caribbean have taken place in various locations in the countries of Haiti and Jamaica. Since August 2002, each year since, IAMM has returned to Kingston, Jamaica to conduct follow up clinics. IAMM was also an integral part of the relief efforts in Port au Prince, Haiti by providing much needed supplies and support as well as conducting its first week-long medical relief mission in February 2010, following the devastating earthquake.
During its Jamaica missions, IAMM's doctors, nurses and support staff will screen for many medical conditions and ailments. During this week-long campaign IAMM collaborates with other medical resource providers and sponsors a health fair. This fair brings medical resources and supplies from various medical disciplines to encourage healthier lifestyles.
Each international medical campaign sees on average about 750-1,000 individuals. During these missions, IAMM has distributed over USD$500,000 worth of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment. The average cost per patient exam with medicine and treatment is about USD$27.
IAMM also works with local health providers to ensure that patients who need further consultation and treatment are referred to appropriate local providers to continue their evaluation and treatment.
IAMM's mission of bringing health, hope and healing is supported by those who see the need and need to help.