The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) is announcing a successful completion of a three-day vaccination site at Caymanas Park in St. Catherine. The AFJ administered 2,049 COVID-19 vaccines to the greater Portmore community. Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines were administered to the general population, including vulnerable groups such as
The AFJ began its Critical Care PPE Distribution initiative in 2020 to support Jamaican hospitals combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2020, medical equipment and supplies were donated by members of the diaspora community in Connecticut. The items were presented to Kingston Public Health (KPH) and Victoria Jubilee Hospital. In
Read our 2021 Summer Newsletter to learn about our work over the past year. We are excited to share the progress we have made and our commitment to effective philanthropy for the people of Jamaica.
Dear Friends of Jamaica: We are seeing a clearing! The COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented in its scale and the challenges it presented. We are grateful for our community of supporters and extend heartfelt gratitude to all those who have served on the frontline. As things ease, our continued focus
After a successful first dose of vaccinations, the AFJ returned to Hanover to distribute second doses of AstraZeneca on July 6th. This completes COVID-19 immunization for a large number of the population in the parish. After being inoculated with the second dose at the site, each person received a food
Sanmerna Foundation responded to the dire need of recent burn victim, Nicola Clarke. Chairman, Robert White with the assistance of AFJ Director, Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater (ret.) enabled Ms. Clarke to be airlifted from Jamaica to Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Click here to read more on the story.
The American Friends of Jamaica, Inc. (AFJ) continues to make an impact in Jamaica. The AFJ focused much of its efforts over the past year to responding forcefully to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to continuing its work with donor advised, discretionary, and scholarship funds. Grants for the entire 2020-2021
Kingston Creative is a Jamaican arts non-profit dedicated to empowering creative people and the transformation of Downtown Kingston. Recently they partnered with the AFJ to offer a pan-Caribbean emergency COVID-19 relief grant for creatives in the region. CATAPULT, A Caribbean Arts Grant was implemented by the American Friends of Jamaica
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