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More than a thousand children will treated during the Issa Trust Foundation’s 10th paediatric medical initiative scheduled for September 25th September 30th. Dr. Pat Brophy, Medical Director, “The Issa Trust Medical Initiatives provide Paediatric focused general care for Children in Jamaica. While this has been the most notable component of our care program it has been largely enhanced by our year round ongoing efforts. We have dedicated ourselves to providing health based education, training and resource development support for the healthcare providers tasked with looking after Jamaica’s Children. In conjunction with other non-profit health based organizations and an active partnership with the Jamaican ministry of health we have provided real tangible improvements in child health. Importantly this has been done in a very cost effective and inclusive manner. We believe that working with the Jamaican government and local providers we can work at building a sustainable healthcare program for babies and children.” Kerri Cook, Lead RN, “nothing can make you feel better than helping a child get healthy! Thank you Jamaica for allowing us to come into your country and provide healthcare to your children. We will treat them like our own! And thank you for treating us like family! ” This year we have medical providers from many hospitals such as The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. The team of 41 volunteers includes paediatric pharmacists, intensive care physicians, and hematology oncology physicians, general paediatricians, nephrologists, nurse midwife, pulmonologists, neonatologist, paediatric nurse practitioners as well as a paediatric nurse and respirator therapists. The team will also be providing health and education lectures at St. Ann’s Bay Hospital. In addition, this year all children will receive free eye exams and receive their glasses, if needed, at no cost, immediately after their exam, provided by the Michigan Lions. The Issa Trust Foundation was established in 2005 by Couples Resorts as a nonprofit organization. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a system of prevention, health promotion and education, community health improvement and other services to promote well-being and development for the people of Jamaica. poster announcement
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Click here to read our feature in Live Happy Magazine!
Amazing to read about our volunteers and how “volunteering” changed their life!
There were character-building lessons, too, such as learning to be more grateful and to rethink things that were previously deemed important.
At the Issa Trust Foundation, we are inspired by the words of Gandhi “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
We have seen time and time again how one person can make a difference in the lives of those in need. After reading Live Happy article, you too may be inspired!
Contact Diane at issatrustfoundation@yahoo.com and live your dream!
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You Win Along With The Children – Set It and Forget It!

AmazonSmile donates a portion of your purchase to the charity of your choosing. Choose the Issa Trust Foundation as your charity of choice, and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases to support Issa Trust Foundation programs. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Issa Trust Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our foundation! Click on the link below to begin using AmazonSmile in support of The Issa Trust Foundation! AmazonSmile-banner We truly believe that if we want to change our world and really make a difference, there is no better place to start than in the life of a child! Today’s children are our future—they are the ones who will be leading their countries and cities . . . the ones who will be shaping the values future generations will live by. And though they may just be small children now, they still hold a great purpose. You shop, Amazon gives directly to The Issa Trust Foundation, helping us continue our mission — making a difference for children, one child at a time!
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Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has expressed appreciation for Issa Trust Foundation’s partnership with the Ministry of Health, local professionals and administrators, and for providing medical care for thousands of children over the last nine years. In addition, the foundation continues to provide training for medical providers and donations of equipment. The Minister expressed support for the island wide pediatric nephrology workshop and outreach to educate rural pediatricians in the recognition and management of children with chronic kidney disease.
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