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JAMAICA | New Jersey based medical mission returns to Jamaica Sept. 4-14

President of the New Jersey-based Help Jamaica Medical Mission, Dr. Robert Clarke (right), welcomes the first passenger Mr. Eyon Goulbourne as he boards the boat “Cornucopia Majesty” for the association’s elegant Black and White Cruise at the Perth Amboy port, New Jersey on Saturday. |  Derrick Scott photo President of the New Jersey-based Help Jamaica Medical Mission, Dr. Robert Clarke (right), welcomes the first passenger Mr. Eyon Goulbourne as he boards the boat “Cornucopia Majesty” for the association’s elegant Black and White Cruise at the Perth Amboy port, New Jersey on Saturday. | Derrick Scott photo
WASHINGTON, DC, August 1, 2019 - The New Jersey based Help Jamaica Medical Mission (HJMM) which for nearly a decade has been helping the government to provide health care to needy Jamaicans, will stage its ninth medical mission to the island from September 4 -14 in the parishes of Clarendon, Hanover, Westmoreland, and three sites in Kingston and St. Catherine.

The organization’s president Dr. Richard Clarke estimates that more than fifty thousand Jamaicans have benefitted from the Mission’s assistance over the years with the provision of eyeglasses medication, as well as a variety of specialty surgeries.

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Passengers dance the music of DJ Lando Hilpe on Deck 2 of the Cornucopia Majesty, at the New Jersey-based Help Jamaica Medical Mission’s elegant Black and White Cruise on Saturday. | Derrick Scott photo

Dr. Clarke was giving an overview of the Mission’s work, during the organisation’s annual fund raising Black and White Elegant Cruise, aboard the “Cornucopia Majesty,” in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, last Saturday.

“We have been saving lives, making people see again and become healthier because of our yearly medical mission to Jamaica,” he explained.

Dr. Clarke pointed out that the Mission has been providing free, quality healthcare services to those in dire need of these services and the Medical Mission has served many thousands of Jamaicans over the years with its team of doctors, nurses and medical practitioners, who make the trip each year to deliver their services free of cost.

He noted that since its inception, the mission has provided medical supplies, equipment and health services valuing approximately US$2.8 million to underserved Jamaicans who are treated for eye diseases, heart problems, diabetes, hypertension and other illnesses.

Dr. Clarke, who is also co-founder of HJMM, told the over 900 patrons that “Your attendance and support of our annual cruise help to make our visit to Jamaica to provide these health services free of cost.” He stated that in addition to the cruise, several other fundraisers are held. These include raffles, an all-you-can-eat picnic on August 3, and the annual black-tie affair slated for the Hanover Manor on November 9.

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