PPE Distribution

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 partnership with Saint Francis Hospital Trinity Health in Hartford, Connecticut, the AFJ has presented two shipments of critical PPE to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). In March 2020, 18,000 N95 masks, 40,000 sterile gloves and 1,140 surgical gowns were donated to UHWI. At the end of July, a second donation of two forty-foot containers consisting of 20,000 KN95 masks, 32,825 coveralls, and disposable gowns and isolation gowns were presented.