The Consulate General of Jamaica, New York on Monday applauded what it describes as the “continuing and deepening relationship” between Hartford Healthcare Corporation (HHC) and the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) for the advancement of healthcare delivery in Jamaica.
To concretize this relationship, the Consulate General said it facilitated the signing of an “important” Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Health and Wellness, and Hartford Healthcare Corporation (HHC).
The Consulate General said the Memorandum of Understanding has five main objectives, which include the “facilitation of academic and professional exchanges between the parties to enable skill and knowledge transfer.”
“It is on this basis and as a result of its partnership with the Jamaican Consulate General, New York, that Hartford has agreed to host a team from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Faculty of Medical Sciences, on Dec. 6 and 7,” said the Jamaica Consulate General in a statement.
Through this visit, it said the UWI team will be given the opportunity to tour the Institution’s Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation (CESI), which is an advanced medical training facility that provides remote access and in-person capacity-building for medical students and faculty, as well as continuing education for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.
As a special part of this visit, the Jamaica Consulate General said HHC will broadcast a session back to Jamaica, where UWI’s medical students and faculty will be allowed to participate in a demonstration.
“This is certainly a major step in the right direction, and I am exceedingly pleased with the immediate response from my dear friends and partners at Hartford Healthcare, including the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Mr. Jeffery Flaks and his
Vice President of Operations, Mr. Keith Grant, which started with our call for action in support of our Jamaican medical students,” said Consul General Alsion Wilson.
She reiterated her gratitude to Hartford Healthcare for again delivering on its commitment to partnership.
This comes on the heels of the institution’s contribution towards the acquisition of 26 Oxygen Concentrators that were shipped to Jamaica last month, the Consulate General said.