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Donating life-saving equipment to Annotto Bay Hospital and training the hospital staff in its use and maintenance from concert funds. The work continues. Issa Trust Foundation Donates US$56,000 In Equipment To Annotto Bay Hospital
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Please join us in supporting the Issa Trust Foundation’s Share The Love campaign, now through February 13, 2020. Your donation will go towards impacting pediatric and neonatal health and education programs in Jamaica. We hope you’ll join us in showing and sharing your love for our beautiful island. FOR EVERY $50 DONATION, YOU’LL BE ENTERED TO WIN A SPA-INCLUSIVE GETAWAY FOR TWO AT COUPLES TOWER ISLE Here is how you enter to win:
  1. Go to https://bit.ly/2EVNmgA to donate $50.00
  2. Write in the comments “ Valentine” to be entered in the contest.
The spa-inclusive getaway for two at Couples Tower Isle includes:
  • A five-night stay in a Signature Oasis Spa Villa featuring a private sun terrace and personal plunge pool
  • Private in-villa check-in with dedicated spa concierge
  • Unlimited spa treatments
  • Private round-trip airport transfers from Montego Bay
  • A customized spa itinerary
Learn more about Couples Tower Isle: https://bit.ly/2t9KsSr (All bookings subject to availability. Certain blackout dates apply. Airfare not included).
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THANK YOU AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!
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November 2019 Training – We are returning to Sav La Mar Hospital in Negril for neonatal and pediatric training. This training will provide doctors and nurses with education regarding the care and well-being of the pediatric and neonate patient. The educational program will be geared towards take home messages that can be instituted into medical practice. In addition to didactic lectures, interactive sessions, team-based learning objectives, and pediatric specialty management protocols will be incorporated into the seminar.
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The Issa Trust Foundation announces their 5th Vision mission to be held at the Oracabessa Church of God, St. Mary, on October 7th, 8th and 9th from 9:00a to 4:00p at no cost for children ages 6 months to 22 years old ONLY!

The Issa Trust Foundation and the Lions Club of Michigan will provide free eye exams and prescription eyeglasses at their upcoming Vision Mission October 7, 8 and 9, 2019 at the Orcabessa Church of God in St. Mary.

For 5 years, The Issa Trust Foundation and the Lions Club of Michigan have worked together to bring teams of optometrists, licensed doctors, opticians and volunteer technicians to provide comprehensive eye exams and 4,700 pairs of gently used eyeglasses to children in our community. Each pair of glasses is carefully checked, cleaned, and prepared for children in need.

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In KEEPING with of its commitment to improving Jamaica’s health sector, the Issa Trust Foundation recently sponsored a two-day seminar aimed at helping the sector convert from film to digital medical imaging. The seminar, which started at Couples Sans Souci hotel in St Mary, had digital experts Robert Barkema, Gerry Pyne and Craig Hamilton presenting information to help the audience understand digital medical imaging, from image acquisition to transmission of image data to the archiving of images.
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As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts to provide life-saving resources to the people of Jamaica, we are hosting our biannual “For the Children” concert on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios.  We are thrilled to be welcoming back the Issa Trust Foundation’s goodwill ambassadors, Air Supply, along with Third World.

The funds raised from the event will enable the Issa Trust Foundation to continue its work improving healthcare facilities throughout Jamaica, this year focusing specifically on the Annotto Bay and the Savanna La Mar Hospitals’ pediatric and neonatal wards.

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Chairman, Paul Issa and President & CEO, Diane Pollard, is pleased to announce the appointment of Her Excellency, the Most Honourable Lady Allen, as Patron. Lady Allen joins her husband, His Excellency, The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, who has acted in this capacity since 2011.

The Issa Trust Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Couples Resorts in 2005 and headed by Chairman, Paul Issa and President & CEO, Diane Pollard, is pleased to announce the appointment of Her Excellency, the Most Honourable Lady Allen, as Patron. Lady Allen joins her husband, His Excellency, The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, who has acted in this capacity since 2011.

Lady Allen began nursing training at the Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Nursing Department while serving as the Institution’s Dean of Women. She migrated to the USA with her family and completed the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the Andrews University, Berrien Spring, Michigan and later served in several senior positions at health care facilities in Michigan.

Between 2002 and 2007, she joined the faculty of NCU where she served as Lecturer in the Department of Nursing and later as the University’s Human Resource Director.

A passionate advocate for children and the elderly, Lady Allen now works with teens and young adults in several state-run juvenile facilities and children’s homes. Once per week, she visits the Bustamante Hospital for Children and reads for the children. She was also instrumental in the establishment of the play and learning stimulation room for patients at the Hospital. Diane Pollard, President & CEO of the Issa Trust Foundation, stated, “we are thankful for Her Excellency, Lady Allen’s acceptance as Patron of the Foundation. She is extremely driven and works tirelessly with compassion and commitment to make a difference for our youth. Over the years, Lady Allen has attended our Vision Missions and Medical Missions, spending time mentoring children and educators.”

Contact: Alexandra Ghisays (Couples Resorts)
Public Relations Officer, Issa Trust Foundation
Email: alex@couples.com
Cell: 361 4762

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On Friday, September 28th, a grand opening of the brand-new Computer Lab at the Oracabessa Primary School was held with much excitement. The Computer Lab was donated by Issa Trust Foundation and the Oracabessa Foundation in collaboration with the N.C.B. Foundation and the Ministry of Education. The fully air-conditioned room has 18 computers with new desks, chairs and a projector. In addition, the badly needed girls’ and boys’ restrooms were also remodeled. In total, the cost of the project was US$45,796.
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St Ann's Bay Hospital Pediatric Ward Grand Opening – The Making of For The Children Jamaica from Issa Trust Foundation on Vimeo.

June 2017, Ambassadors, Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, Air Supply, performed a benefit concert at Couples Sans Souci Resort from which $160,000 was raised. This money was integrated in a whopping $267,000 improvement project for the ward, which was officially opened on March 22, 2018, by Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton.

Extensive work was done on the ward and included the provision of new beds, cots, vital-sign monitors, piped medical gases, furniture for staff, patients and visitors, replacement of all windows, new curtain tracks and curtains, a central air-conditioning system, split air-conditioning units, fans, television sets, ventilators, and other critical infrastructural improvements, including the critical care nursery.

“I believe that how we care for each other reflects who we are as a nation; and how we care for children reflects the kind of future we’re going to have,” ITF Chairman Paul Issa shared. Wife of the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, says every Jamaican deserves good healthcare and should have access to first-rate health facilities.

Speaking at the opening of the renovated Pediatric Ward at the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital in St. Ann on Marc Mrs. Holness said it is against that background that it is so commendable that the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) and the Issa Trust Foundation have joined together “to produce a world-class facility” for children.

“This phenomenal team has put together a world-class facility to ease the pain of children. You don’t find this kind of effort happening every day, which reinforces even more the need to appreciate this kind of love that has been meted out to our children and their parents,” she said.

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