Issa Trust Foundation (ITF) delivered PPE, medical supplies and equipment valued at approximately $57 million to the Western Regional and the Northeast Regional Health authorities.
The 40 feet container of donations included vital oxygen concentrators, approximately 400,000 KN95 and surgical masks, face shields, approximately 12,000 isolation gowns; 2,888 gallons of bleach and hand sanitisers and wipes; neonatal monitors; patient monitors; lab coats, lab supplies and thousands of gloves and many more items.
Since 2005, the Issa Trust Foundation has been working to build and strengthen sustainable healthcare and educational programmes in communities where Couples Resorts’ employees live and work.
The total value of donations made last year is approximately $675 million.
“The pandemic has provided an opportunity to build on existing relationships in Jamaica and around the United States,” commented Diane Pollard, President & CEO of ITF. “Access to equipment and supplies and leveraging resources are all important to impact the children and families and closer partnerships will provide and facilitate, and ultimately improve, care for a population that is especially vulnerable during this time.”
Partners for World Health (PWH) and the Issa Trust Foundation (ITF) have been proud collaborators for many years, noted Elizabeth McLellan, president and founder of PWH.
“PWH is proud of our ability to support the aspirations of ITF and to help the people of Jamaica. In the last year alone, we increased our capacity to assist our partners with increased equipment and supplies especially related to helping hospitals, medical teams and people coping with the additional challenges of COVID-19. I look forward to a long and sustainable partnership with ITF,” she said.