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Healthcare Fact Finding Mission 2011


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Jamaica Healthcare 2030 Vision Forum


Theme: Working Together for a Healthy Nation

Where: Mall of America, Minnesota

When: November 4-6, 2010


You are invited to join the delegation of over 25 healthcare professionals from Jamaica and their colleagues from the Jamaican Diaspora and Friends of Jamaica at a forum in Minnesota November 4-6, 2010.  The purpose of the forum is to develop the framework to engage members of the Jamaican Diaspora and Friends of Jamaica to aid in the development of the healthcare delivery system in Jamaica.   A key outcome of the forum is a five year plan to integrate the outreach efforts of the Diaspora and Friends of Jamaica into the strategic plan of the Ministry of Health, the academic institutions and other healthcare associations and institutions in Jamaica.


The forum is hosted under the distinguished patronage of Hon. Geneive Brown Metzger, Consul General of Jamaica, New York and Hon. Sandra Grant Griffiths, Consul General of Jamaica, Miami in association with the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board, the Jamaican Diaspora Institute, the Jamaican Diaspora Foundation, the Ministry of Health and the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. The Organization for International Development (OID), New York, The Jamaica Nurses Group of New York Inc., and the Organization for Strategic Development in Jamaica (OSDJ), Minnesota will play the lead role in coordinating the forum.



For More information contact:

Dr. Roy Streete  718-652-3978 - Ms. Claudette Powell 516-459-2903 - Mr. Wayland Richards 763-503-0869


In Jamaica contact:

Dr. Sonia Copeland 876-470-4848


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Save the Date!


Advancements in Medicine 2011

February 20 - 26, 2011


Schedule and Registration information available after November 15, 2010


First Recipient of the Barry Wint Memorial Scholarship


Peta-Gaye Annikie (center), a final year student and the University of the West Indies School of Nursing (UWISON) is the first recipient of the Barry Wint Memorial Scholarship.  She was awarded a check for JA$100,000.00 at a ceremony to mark the occasion on March 26, 2010 at UWISON.  The award was presented by Mrs. Yvonne Wint, widow of Dr. Barry Wint and instructor at the School of Nursing.  other members of the Wint family and faculty from UWISON were also present to the ceremony.

We are grateful to Mrs. Yvonne Wint and family for giving us the permission to launch the Barry Wint Memorial Fund. The fund will be used to provide scholarships to medical, nurses and public health students in Jamaica and to aid in the infrastructure development of medical facilities in Jamaica. OSDJ is extremely grateful for your support of the Barry Wint Memorial Fund. On-line donations and pledges can be made by clicking here.

Starting in 2010

OSDJ will begin offering three opportunities for medical and healthcare outreach to Jamaica


Advancements in Medicine Conference - February

Jamaican Diaspora Medical and Healthcare Month - June

Patient Care - October

 The Williamsfield Skills Training Center

The long awaited Williamsfield Skill Training Center is set to begin offering its first class,  "Webpage Design and Hosting" in June 2010.  Thanks to St. Paul Academy for donating the laptops that will be used to start the training program and to The American Friends of Jamaica for the financial assistance to cover some of the costs for getting the center ready for opening day.  


Thanks also to Dr. Auma Folkes and her team of volunteers for their tireless effort in getting the project off the ground.  Thanks to the  many volunteers and those who have donated funds to OSDJ  and the Williamsfield Skills Training Center Committee for this project. The first batch of students are currently registering for class which is set to begin in June 2010.

The Organizations for Strategic Development in Jamaica


Committed to leading healthcare, community development and educational initiatives to strengthen and improve the quality of lives in Jamaica by helping Jamaicans to help themselves through effective partnerships with individuals, corporations, academic institutions, Churches, Para-Church organizations and civic groups.


For More information Contact:

Wayland Richards at 763-503-0869 or


Mailing Address:


P.O. Box 8226

Minneapolis MN 55408

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