The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has partnered with the Jamaica Dairy Development Board and Serge Island Dairies Limited to provide a three month’s supply of milk to pregnant mothers in selected health centres in the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. Thomas.
The first presentation took place at the Morant Bay Health Centre in St. Thomas on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The second presentation was held at the Sunrise Health Centre in Kingston on Monday, November 21, 2016. At least 80 pregnant women have benefitted collectively.
The goal of this initiative is to improve the health of pregnant of mother and their babies. Under the project, the pregnant women who are registered at the selected health centres will receive three pints of milk free of cost weekly for three months.
Other health centres still to benefit from the project are the Comprehensive Health Centre in Kington, Stony Hill Health Centre in St. Andrew, and the St. Jago and Linstead Health Centres in St. Catherine.
Pictured here, Dr. Sophia Ramlal (Right), Vice Chairman, Jamaica Dairy Development Board presents boxes of milk to Ms. Shackeria Brown (centre) while Mrs. Milicent Wade Gibbs (left), Public Health Nurse, Sunrise Health Centre looks on during the presentation at the Sunrise Health Centre.