JDCF response to public health emergency in Jamaica

By Admin Wednesday October 29 2014 in Caribbean
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Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller labelled the continuing spread of the Chikungunya virus and the global threat of the Ebola virus a national emergency.


The Jamaican Diaspora and Friends Health Sector has discussed with the Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, how best the Diaspora can assist with the effort to contain the spread of the Chikungunya virus and prepare for the detection, control and containment of Ebola if it comes to Jamaica.


Dr. Ferguson has requested assistance in the procurement of three items as follows:


  • Laser type thermometers to be used at the ports of entry for detecting persons with a fever.
  • Mosquito nets
  • Ebola kit-personal protective equipment

The specification of the thermometers are as follows:


  • Extech Infrared 200 Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer for $99.90 each.


The Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation is seeking your assistance in purchasing some of these items. We have started out by ordering 10 of these thermometers.


We are also exploring sources from which the other two items can be obtained and the pricing of those items. We seek your financial support to purchase these items.


Cheques can be made payable to The JDCF- Memo- for Public Health Emergency Fund and can be mailed to the following address:


JDCF C/O The Consulate General of Jamaica

303 Eglinton Avenue East

Toronto, Ontario M4P 1L3

Deposits can also be made directly at any Scotiabank, TO ACCOUNT NO.: 50062 00381 13


On behalf of the Board of Directors of JDCF, and the Government and People of Jamaica, we thank you in advance for your support.


For more information, call 416-656-4624, 647-267-1774, or email: all4ofus@bell.netemail or kpgilliam@bell.net.

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