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Corporate Hands: Issa Trust Foundation gives millions worth of supplies to KPH

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM
From left: Paul Issa, chairman of the Issa Trust Foundation; Diane Pollard, its CEO; and Dr Marion Bullock -Ducasse, chief medical officer, show some of the US$2 million worth of supplies donated to the Kingston Public Hospital.
From left: Dr Marion Bullock-Ducasse, chief medical officer; Dr Kevin Harvey, permanent secretary in the ministry of health; Horace Dalley, minister of health; Paul Issa, chairman of the Issa Trust Foundation (ITF); and Diane Pollard, CEO, ITF, show expressions of interest over the millions of dollars worth of pharmaceutical supplies that the hospital received.

The Issa Trust Foundation (ITF) handed over US$2million worth of pharmaceutical supplies recently during a ceremony held at the Henry Shaw Auditorium at the Kingston Public Hospital.

Among the items were IV fluids, antibiotics, medicine for non-communicable deseases, gloves gowns, and other items to assist in the quality of care provided.

Established in 2005 by Couples Resorts, the ITF focuses on health prevention, promotion, and education, as well as on the improvement of medical services in Jamaica.

The ITF continues its partnership, donating pharmaceuticals on a quarterly basis via air freight to minimise delays in delivery of critical medications.

The foundation also works to reduce infant mortality by improving the capacity of the public-health infrastructure to care for premature, low-weight, and very sick infants.