The Ministry of Health’s ‘Adopt-a-Clinic’ Programme
A healthy society matters to the VM Group. The VM Foundation has supported the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ ‘Adopt a Clinic’ programme since December 2018 when we ‘adopted’ the St. Jago Park Health Centre in Spanish Town, St. Catherine.
This partnership has resulted in improved access to quality healthcare for clinic-goers with special attention paid to new moms and dads undertaking the incredible journey of parenting.
In addition to the refurbishing and upgrade of the clinic, the Foundation has focused on carrying out a number of parenting sessions to include discussions around parenting support, child and youth development, child care and protection, infant health and nutrition and early stimulation. The sessions also consist of a financial literacy component which often engage parents in discussions about goal setting and savings, saving for your child’s education, investing, retirement planning and home
VM Foundation uses its network to mobilise and educate the diaspora on the objectives of the programmes, and gives them a platform to give back to a primary health care facility in their communities.
Since June 2018, VM Members and their friends and family in Jamaica and the United Kingdom have been making donations to the Adopt- a-Clinic Fund that is administered by the Foundation.