Participants were from left

Sister Grace
Jayci Knights MD
Anne Galante MD
Lorraine Bailey RN
Lise Rehwaldt MD
Sharon Steele MD
Suzanne Tindall
Karolynn Echols MD
Ann Leber, MFT
Lucie Moravia MD
James Aikins MD
Mary Jo O'Sullivan MD
James Aikins, MD
Mureen Shaw NP
Nyarai Mushonga MD
Trung Nguyen MD,
Shireen Heidari, MD.

Not pictured are Georgia Bromfield MD, and Elaine Chong.

 

November 2010 Jamaica Mission

 

We completed clinics in Kingston, and expanded our clinics to include St. Elizabeth's Parish and also  new venues in St. Mary's Parish (near Port Maria) seeing close to 600 patients. We are also moving forward with the development of new surgical opportunities at St. Joseph's and at Annotto Bay Hospital which will benefit more women in the surrounding areas.

We found great need everywhere, with diabetes and hypertension the most common issues for adults both in the country and in Kingston, and asthma as the most common problem facing children in Kingston.

We greatly appreciate the support of Franciscan Ministries, especially Sisters Grace and Celia, Elaine Chong and Charmaine Anderson in Kingston and Stephen and June Chung, in Port Maria without whose hospitality and generosity this work would not be possible.