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NHF invests 60 million in Belfield Community

The National Health Fund (NHF) announced its $60 million-dollar support for the building of a new health centre in the Belfield Community in St. Mary at a Ground Breaking ceremony on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

The 4,227 sq.ft building will serve approximately 2,000 people in Belfield and other surrounding communities such as Belfield Hill Top, Belfield Line, Belfield Over River, and will offer services such as maternal & child health, mental health, and nutrition. For the first time, the health center will also be delivering pharmacy services in keeping with the mandate of the Fund.

Chief Executive Officer at the NHF, Everton Anderson in celebrating the project reiterated the Fund’s commitment to making healthcare more available to Jamaicans island wide.

“This investment reflects our unwavering commitment to our role in fostering a thriving healthcare sector in Jamaica. This funding marks a significant step towards enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Belfield. In the year 2003, the Fund was established to support healthcare financing in Jamaica and twenty years later, we have helped scores of institutions and programmes develop and improve their delivery of health services. Over eight hundred and fifty projects have been approved across all regions valued at some $23 billion dollars. The NHF is dedicated to supporting the operational priorities of the Regional Health Authorities in improving healthcare in Jamaica.”

There are also six NHF-managed public sector pharmacy locations in St. Mary, 106 across the island, where public patients can fill their prescriptions free of cost from the Government of Jamaica’s list of Vital, Essential and Necessary drugs.

The ten-month project valued at approximately $140 million is in partnership with the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund, the North-East Regional Health Authority and the Ministry of Health & Wellness.

DSC 0150Chief Executive Officer at the National Health Fund, Everton Anderson delivering his remarks at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Belfield Community Health Center on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. 

DSC 9445Minster of Health & Wellness, Dr the Honourable Christopher Tufton, MP [center] and Chief Executive Officer at the National Health Fund, Everton Anderson [second left] symbolically broke ground after the ceremony. Also participating was [L-R] Chief Executive Officer of the CHASE Fund – Billy Heaven, Omar Frith, chairman – CHASE Fund, Dr the Honourable Norman Dunn, MP, Southeast St. Mary, Mrs Laura Heron, board chairman – NERHA, and Contractor, Clive Wint.

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