Service Club Donates Refrigerators to Immunization Programme

first_imgRelatedService Club Donates Refrigerators to Immunization Programme FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Health’s efforts to provide immunisation services to children in every nook and cranny of the island, has been strengthened with the handing over of two refrigerators by the Kiwanis Club of Constant Spring. The appliances, valued at $100,000, will be placed at the York Town Health Centre in Clarendon and the Bethel Town Health Centre in Westmoreland. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, who addressed the brief handing over ceremony held this on August 15 at his downtown Kingston offices, said that the refrigerators will assist in maintaining the country’s stellar immunisation programme. “Jamaica has been acknowledged among the most successful countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). Our programme is cited as a model for other nations,” he said. Through the immunisation programme, the Minister said, Jamaica has been able to eliminate a number of vaccine-preventable diseases and reduce infant and child mortality. He informed that last year, the country achieved 100 per cent coverage for tuberculosis (BCG), 92 per cent for polio, diphtheria, pertussis or whooping cough and tetanus (DPT), hepatitis B and haemophilus influenxa type B (HIB), and 88 per cent coverage for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). The Health Minister noted that the country’s successful immunisation programme is grounded in the creation of a primary health care system, which focuses on prevention services. He thanked the Kiwanis Club of Constant Spring for its donation, stating that “this administration is keen on public/private partnerships as a way to further develop the health sector and acquire the resources needed to assist with the health of our population.” President of the club, Andrew Wong, said the donation, which will assist in improving service delivery, represents the members’ contribution to the country’s ‘Jamaica 50’ celebrations. He said that the club has a record of assisting the social sector particularly in education, and will “continue to serve the children of our homeland and the wider communities at large.” The Kiwanis Club of Constant Spring was established in June 2000. RelatedService Club Donates Refrigerators to Immunization Programme Service Club Donates Refrigerators to Immunization Programme Health & WellnessAugust 16, 2012center_img RelatedService Club Donates Refrigerators to Immunization Programme Advertisementslast_img read more

Graham Nash Announces March 2020 Tour

first_imgRock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash has announced a March 2020 tour. The tour will see the singer-songwriter offer “an intimate evening of songs and stories” at each venue.Related: Watch Trey Anastasio Hilariously Recount Meeting Graham Nash To Celebrate Nash’s 77th BirthdayGraham Nash’s tour begins with a performance at York, PA’s Strand Theatre on March 4th and ends with a show at Huntsville, AL’s Mars Music Hall on March 25th. The tour will also see the founding member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Hollies make stops at Tarrytown, NY’s Tarrytown Music Hall (3/5); Ithaca, NY’s State Theatre (3/7); Buffalo, NY’s Asbury Hall at Babeville (3/8); Alexandria , VA’s Birchmere (3/10); Newton, NJ’s Newton Theatre (3/12); Glenside, PA’s Keswick Theatre (3/13); Atlanta, GA’s Variety Playhouse (3/17); Ponte Vedra Beach, FL’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (3/18); and Clearwater, FL’s Ruth Eckerd Hall (3/19).All newly announced shows are now on sale here.Head to Graham Nash’s website for a full list of his upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information.Graham Nash March 2020 Tour:Mar 4YORK, PAStrand TheatreMar 5TARRYTOWN, NYTarrytown Music HallMar 7ITHACA, NYState TheatreMar 8BUFFALO, NYAsbury Hall at BabevilleMar 10ALEXANDRIA, VABirchmereMar 12NEWTON, NJThe Newton TheatreMar 13GLENSIDE, PAKeswick TheatreMar 17ATLANTA, GAVariety PlayhouseMar 18PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLPonte Vedra Concert HallMar 19CLEARWATER, FLRuth Eckerd HallMar 25HUNTSVILLE, ALMars Music HallView Tour Dateslast_img read more