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NHF receives pharmaceutical drugs valued at US$900,000

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 11:55 AM
The National Health Fund (NHF) received pharmaceutical supplies valued at US$900,000 from Direct Relief in partnership with the Issa Trust Foundation at a handing over ceremony on May 13, 2021. In discussion, from left, are NHF Chairman, Howard Mitchell, Chairman of the Issa Trust Foundation, Paul Issa, NHF CEO, Everton Anderson, and Senior Director of Pharmacy Services Delivery, Keron Mais – Contributed photo.

The National Health Fund (NHF) has received pharmaceutical drugs valued at US$900,000 geared towards boosting inpatient and outpatient care across Jamaica.

This contribution to the country's health system was made possible by Direct Relief in partnership with the Issa Trust Foundation.

The donation, which consisted of intravenous fluids and over 4,000 drug items to treat hypertension, cancer, hyperthyroidism, was officially handed over on Thursday at the NHF Pharmaceutical Warehouse on Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston 11.

In expressing gratitude, NHF chairman Howard Mitchell, said, “If we do not stand together, we will fall apart, this is a representation of the kind of partnership that comes up with a meaningful result for all of us. I want to thank Direct Relief, the Issa Trust Foundation, and the staff of the NHF for the kind of work that they do now in these very challenging times.”

The partnership with Direct Relief was initiated by the Issa Trust Foundation and both entities have become one of Jamaica's major sources for donated pharmaceuticals, medical sundries, and personal care items.

Through their donations, the NHF has been able to provide a stable supply of essential medicines to public hospitals.

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