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Kiwanis donates vaccine carriers to health centre

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 5:00 AM

The Kiwanis Club of Negril Point, in keeping with the mantra of Kiwanis International - 'Improving the world, one community and one child at a time' - donated five vaccine carriers to the Negril health district, which comprises three health centres. The presentation was made at the Negril Health Centre recently, at the start of World Immunisation Week.

In making the presentation, Inez Creary-James, a director of the club and chairman of its Young Children Priority One committee, stated that the club was cognisant of the benefits of prevention and protection that immunisation programmes offer from disability and death from diseases. The club was, therefore, happy to contribute to the strengthening of the programme in the health district.

Creary-James stated that funds used to purchase the carriers were garnered through contributions made by the Negril branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia, CocoLaPalm Hotel, and the club's fundraising activities.

The carriers were received by Area Public Health Nurse Linnette Powell, while gratitude for the timely donation was expressed to the club by Acting Senior Public Health Nurse Jacquline Smith, acting coordinator of Family Health Services at the Westmoreland Health Department.