Advisory Board for Pediatric Education Program
Issa Trust Foundation, in association with medical providers from University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Jamaica created a pediatric education program. The objectives are to engage and serve pediatric medical providers through education, training, and research, establishing evidenced based practice, excellence in professional skills and unity in a global community, which cooperatively and passionately participates in advancing pediatric training. Objectives also include improving the health and wellbeing of the children of Jamaica through community based education about child health and safety.
The goal of Issa Trust Foundation is to empower a population to take care of its own. Issa Trust Foundation achieves this by working directly with local government officials, healthcare providers, businesses, public institutions and private citizens to put processes in place to ensure the self-sufficiency of medical clinics and hospitals.
Pediatric training may consist of, but not limited to, pediatric nursing, general pediatrics, subspecialty pediatrics, hematology-oncology, general surgery, orthopedics, ENT, urology, genetics, biomedical engineering, laboratory and pharmacy training.
Our pediatric training programs are conduits for the equipment, training and official support necessary to ensure that these medical centers thrive.
The goal of the Advisory Committee is:
- Coordinate with the Jamaican Ministry of Health to provide education to the community and health care providers that is in alignment with the Ministry’s vision and goals
- Support the education program through recruitment of medical professionals to provide education and mentorship
- Work with the Issa Trust Foundation’s Medical Rotation Program and Medical Initiative to support local, regional and national educational needs