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NHF RECEIVES PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS VALUED AT US$900,000 FROM DIRECT RELIEF

NHF RECEIVES PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS VALUED AT US$900,000 FROM DIRECT RELIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KINGSTON, Jamaica … May 13, 2021 – The National Health Fund (NHF) has received pharmaceutical drugs valued at US$900,000 geared towards boosting inpatient and outpatient care across the island. This contribution to health care in Jamaica 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, May 13, 2021, at the NHF Pharmaceutical Warehouse, 78 Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston 11.  

In expressing gratitude on behalf of the NHF, Chairman of the NHF, Mr. 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 CEO Mr. Everton Anderson along with the Chairman of the Issa Trust Foundation, Mr. Paul Issa also extended gratitude to Direct Relief.

Director of Program Operations at Direct Relief, Miss Genevieve Bitter who joined via Zoom was also pleased with the ongoing partnership with Jamaica. Miss Genevieve said, “I am so grateful for this partnership that we have formed with the National Health Fund and the Issa Trust Foundation and all that we have been able to accomplish together even during this pandemic.”

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.

The National Health Fund continues to work with several partners to support Jamaica’s healthcare system.  

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