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KPH and JAHJAH Foundation Host Ultrasound Workshop

Jan 21, 2019  |  Kingston

Dr. Hugh Wong,Head of the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at KPH demonstrates the use of a ultrasound machine to (L-R) Dr. Sachalee Campbell from Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), Dr. Duvane Mighty from Annotto Bay Hospital, Dr. Vania Sterling-Allen from CRH (partially hidden) during the workshop held on January 21, 2019 at the Knutford Court Hotel in New Kingston. Dr. Wong holds an ultrasound probe in his right hand. Looking on is Dr. Brandon Bernard,A&E doctor from the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) in collaboration with  the Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans At Home (JAHJAH) Foundation hosted its 12th annual two-day Emergency Ultrasound Conference on January 21- 22, 2019 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.

Led by the Chief Executive Officer for JAHJAH Foundation, Dr. Trevor Dixon, MD, RDMS, the workshop was held under the theme "Partnering with Jamaica's Public Hospitals to improve Emergency and Critical Care."

As apart of the activities for the JAHJAH Foundation Mission for Change 2019 in Jamaica, the team hosted a community health fair at the Touch of Blue Complex in Spanish Town on Monday, January 21, 2019. Community members from Waltam Park, 2 Miles, Rae Town, Maxfield Park, Whitefield and Greenwich benefited from free health checks. Following the schedule for this week, the JAHJAH Foundation team will also be visiting the Irish Gelly Primary School Health Fair and attending "the Healing in the Dancehall Party" to conduct free HIV  testing in order to bring awareness of the continuous rising cases of HIV infection island.

 

 

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