The National Health Fund (NHF) received pharmaceutical drugs worth US $ 900,000 to strengthen 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 included intravenous fluids and more than 4,000 drugs to treat hypertension, cancer and hyperthyroidism, was officially handed over to the NHF Pharmaceutical Warehouse on Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston 11 on Thursday.
Expressing his gratitude, NHF President Howard Mitchell said: “If we are not united we will fall apart, it is a representation of the type of partnership that results in meaningful outcome 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 they are doing now in these very difficult times.
The partnership with Direct Relief was initiated by the Issa Trust Foundation and the two entities have become one of Jamaica’s main sources for donations of pharmaceuticals, medical items and personal care items.
Thanks to their donations, the NHF was able to provide a stable supply of essential medicines to public hospitals.