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NHF enters a $19M partnership with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica to combat NCDs

09/05/2022

The National Health Fund (NHF) signed a new contract with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica (DAJ) on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at its Head Office in New Kingston. The $19 million contract is expected to cover approximately 35,000 screening tests to help individuals become aware of their NCD (Non-Communicable Disease) status.

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Chief Executive Officer at the NHF, Everton Anderson (right) and Jamaica Diabetes Association’s Steven Chin, chief operations officer (left) sign off on the new $19 million contract to offer screening tests to the population.

Through partnerships with community groups such as churches, foundations, and other non-governmental organisations the screenings will be executed as outreach activities at several locations across the island. The Fund through its Health Promotion and Public Relations Department engages screening agencies to carry out well-needed medical checks aimed at countering varying NCDs on the island such as hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and heart disease.

 

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Everton Anderson, NHF’s chief executive officer (right) and Steven Chin, chief operations officer at the DAJ (left) shake hands to signify the latest agreement entered into to provide well-needed screening tests across the island through community outreach. The contract was signed on May 4, 2022 at NHF’s Head Office.

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