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July 25, 2022

As part of its support to strengthen local health systems, the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it has donated 477 boxes of VectoBac (Bacillius Thuringiensis Israelenis) worth a total of US$303,143 (JM$ 46 million) to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) mosquito borne disease and prevention program. 

June 21, 2022

For Immediate Release

The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently donated US $2 million to support the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJ) drive to expand access to critical medical liquid oxygen (LOX). This donation is a part of the U.S. Government’s broader support to Jamaica in its response to COVID-19 and will also prepare for future pandemic threats.

April 20, 2022

How one Jamaican is renewing the minds of her fellow countrymen to conserve and preserve energy, one installation at a time.

Thirty two year old Zahra Ennis admits that she has gotten accustomed to the constant questions and concerns when she carries out specific duties of her job. Questions such as “Are you going to go on the roof?” “Do you not have anyone to help you?” “Are you sure you know what you are doing?”

March 30, 2022

In 2017, LaShawndla connected with the USAID- supported Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI). The SEBI program helps microenterprises increase employment, investment, and revenue within target communities across Jamaica in a socially responsible manner, helping them to transition from micro business into small and medium businesses.

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February 28, 2022

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded grants totaling USD $600,000 to nine private sector health organizations to support administration of COVID-19 vaccines across the island. The grants are designed to support the Ministry of Health & Wellness’ Outsourcing of Vaccination Administration Plan.


Last updated: July 25, 2022

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