With the impending resumption of face-to-face learning, students and staff at Pondside Primary and Infant School in Hanover will benefit from two newly built classrooms, bathroom facilities, a play area, perimeter fencing among other structural improvements. The construction project, valued at J$ 25,410,000 ....
Jamaica’s coronavirus testing capability has been boosted with the acquisition of a Genome Sequencing machine. The machine, which was handed over to the National Influenza Centre (NIC) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) on October 22, 2021, will allow the NIC to test for variant strains of the coronavirus
Through a donation of JM $27.5 million from the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund, the JLS was able to respond strongly and enable students to effectively participate in the new learning modalities which have been necessitated by COVID-19.
The country’s early-childhood institutions have benefited from much-needed support to better enable them to operate within the health and safety guidelines stipulated by the Government to reduce transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Through funding of $50 million from the CHASE Fund ...
Over 2,000 students have benefitted from tablet computers donated by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund to early childhood institutions across Jamaica to facilitate virtual learning.
More than 700,000 Jamaicans in the parishes of St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Clarendon are benefitting from improved access to healthcare through the donation of $32 million by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund for the acquisition of surgical equipment for health facilities in the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA).
Deputy Director of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), Nicole Patrick-Shaw, describes the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund’s donation of $27.5 million to bolster the organisation’s work, as “game-changing!”
Healthcare for renal patients in the southern region of Jamaica has received a boost with the recent installation of eight new dialysis machines at the Mandeville Regional Hospital. The hospital serves approximately 900 renal patients annually from the parishes of Manchester, Clarendon and St. Elizabeth. The machines, valued at $23.1 million
Eleven early childhood institutions (ECIs) across the island have received multifunction printers, ink cartridges and paper donated by the CHASE Fund. The printers will enable schools to provide printed work as directed by the Ministry of Education, for distribution to children who do not have access to online materials during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In five months of operation, the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is achieving its objective of lessening the burden on the recovery rooms and the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).
With a 16-bed capacity, the HDU offers specialist nursing care and monitoring to seriously ill patients essentially operating as an intermediate level of care between what is provided on a general ward and the ICU.