May 2020 - KDF's St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital COVID-19 Response Project - On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020, under our signature program, The Caribbean Healthcare (CariHealth) Initiative and our CariHealth Jamaica Project, the Karen Dale Foundation (KDF), in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, made a donation of much needed medical supplies to the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital (SABRH) in St. Ann, Jamaica, valued at over $305,000.00 Jamaican Dollars (JMD). The donation included 130 Digital Thermometers, 200 KN95 Masks, 150 Surgical Masks, and 2500 pairs of Examination Gloves, sourced locally through Medco Medical Supplies, Ltd in St. Catherine, Jamaica.


Due to the pandemic, we could not travel to Jamaica, so we connected with the Rotary Club of Ocho Rios and under the leadership of their President, Anne-Marie Bishop, the Club agreed to partner with us to facilitate the procurement of the supplies and complete the handover to the hospital. THANK YOU to Ms. Bishop and the members of the Rotary Club of Ocho Rios (RCOR) for their willingness to partner with us on this project. We could not have accomplished this without you.


Anne-Marie Bishop, President, Rotary Club of Ocho Rios, speaking during the handover to the hospital.


Mr. Dennis Morgan, Acting CEO, St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital.

Present at the handover were, Mr. Michael Belnavis, Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann; Mr. Dennis Morgan, Acting CEO, SABRH; Dr. Kimona Bartley, Head of Infection Control Committee, SABRH; Ms. Maureen Hylton, Hospital Administrator, SABRH; Mrs. Ridley, friend of the KDF family; Ms. Anne-Marie Bishop, President of RCOR; and members of RCOR.


The handover to the hospital was also feature in The Gleaner, a daily newspaper in Jamaica.

KDF Article in The Gleaner

For information on our Caribbean Healthcare Initiative and our CariHealth Jamaica Project, click here.

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