#JAHJAH Foundation to Host Mission for Change 2017
Submitted – From Jan. 16 to 21, 2017, the JAHJAH Foundation will host Mission for Change 2017, a six-day event to help provide better care for underserved Jamaicans. With over 20 American medical volunteers available for support, the organization hopes to raise money to support the Mission For Change 2017. We are asking for support to raise $12,000 for young athletes from local high schools to receive free premium, life-saving medical screening procedures.
“Bob Marley was one of the first men who said … ‘my life is for everybody. And if my life is only for me, then I wouldn’t like my life.’ And I can say that I feel the same way. My life is for everybody,” passionately says Trevor Dixon, MD, RDMS, Founder/CEO of JAHJAH Foundation.
Following recent sport-related fatalities among young Jamaican athletes with undiscovered heart conditions, the One Love One Heart project provides free echocardiogram and EKG tests for these students. The JAHJAH Foundation is looking for sponsors to help these athletes receive critical tests. The organization hopes to fund 100 tests, each costing $120, all proceeds will go to cover the cost of the free echocardiogram and EKG test.
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JAHJAH Foundation’s Itinerary for 2017 mission
Community Health Fairs
Several health fairs will help kick off Mission for Change 2017 where individuals will receive free dental screening, medical and OBGYN checks, pap smears and pediatric services. The following events are all free-of-charge and are scheduled to take place from 9:00 am to 3:00pm on the dates and locations listed below:
• Jan. 16 – Haile Selassie High School
• Jan. 18-19 – Ulster Spring
• Jan. 19 – Herbert Morrison Tech School
• Jan. 20 – Cambridge Health Centre
10th Annual Ultrasound Conference (Jan. 16 to 17)
A two-day affair that has commissioned approximately 30 local public hospital doctors to participate in the conference. They will receive training to help improve the treatment of accident and emergency cases through ultrasound assessment techniques. This event will be taking place at 8:00am-2:30pm each day at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston.
Paediatric Oncology Conference (Jan. 16)
Led by Dr. Maria Luisa Sulis, paediatric hematologist/oncologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center in NYC and a team of volunteers, this one-day event will be held in cooperation with Bustamante Hospital for Children.
Healing in the Dance Hall (Jan. 16)
This event, in collaboration with the Jamaica Aids Support for Life, will provide education and free testing for Diabetes and HIV. This event will be happening at Uptown Monday Dance, Savannah Plaza, Kingston and opens at 12:00 am.
Trauma Conference (Jan. 20 to 21)
The last of the series of Mission for Change 2017 events will be a two-day trauma conference, intended for medical professionals and emergency respondents. This will be the first of many conferences for JAHJAH Foundation, which aims to educate and provide hands-on training in trauma response. This event will take place in Montego Bay Convention Centre, in cooperation with Jamaica Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (JAEMTs).
About JAHJAH Foundation
JAHJAH (Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans At Home) Foundation is a NJ-based nonprofit organization, also registered in Jamaica, that was founded in March 2011 by Dr. Trevor Dixon. Its primary goal is to help improve the quality of healthcare that is delivered at public hospitals and health centers in Jamaica. JAHJAH is also committed to assisting with improving education in Jamaica. As the name suggests, JAHJAH is about partnerships with Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica overseas to execute its mission on the ground in Jamaica. To learn more, visit jahjahfoundation.org.
Trevor Dixon, MD, RDMS
Tel: (917) 524-9157
Tel: (876) 822-4574