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ONE LOVE, ONE BLOOD, SAVES LIVES Campaign launch for Western Jamaica

ONE LOVE, ONE BLOOD, SAVES LIVES campaign was given another boost by KIWANIS Division 25, Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District of Kiwanis International was at Megamart, Montego Bay on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

This was another successful Divisional event undertaken by LG Lisa and the Kiwanis Clubs of Montego Freeport, Montego Bay and Providence-Montego Bay. Participating in the launch were His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Glendon Harris,Dr. Veronica Taylor, Acting Director,National Blood Transfusion Service and Dr. Sheila Campbell-Forrester, Former Chief Medical Officer of Jamaica and Patron of the event.

Several Kiwanians from Division 25 and members from Division 23E were also present to witness this Valentine’s day of true love by giving blood!.

The launch was chaired by Distinguished President Whitcliff Roberts of the Kiwanis Club of Montego Freeport. Division 25 is grateful to all who sponsored and provided for this event.

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Lily of The Valley Enterprise for Health & Community Development join RAFFA International Development System

Angela Brown, Founder, Lily of The Valley Enterprise, said “we are delighted to be accepted as members of the RAFFA System, our vision is”to replace social inequalities with abundant, prosperous and healthy Lives”. Lily of the Valley Enterprise has recently established a partnership with Church of God of Prophecy, St Elizabeth to enhance community health by raising awareness as a joint effort and collaboration of skills whilst bringing the gap between the local church and the community. We aim to focus our efforts on Health and Community Development activities including Diabetes Hypertension Mental Health Pre/Post Natal Health Prostate Cancer Adult Education CV & Jobs & Interviews and Entrepreneur Skills”.

For more information, please contact, Angela Brown on loventerprise@outlook.com

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KIWANIS Brixton, London Clubs, NHS Blood & Transplant and RAFFA collaborate to SAVE LIVES

UK Diaspora Passing the Baton: Mobile Blood Collection Unit for Jamaica – catalyst for community engagement and involvement

The UK Diaspora gift of a mobile blood collection unit to the Blood Bank in Jamaica has become a catalyst for health policy integration, investment and cross –sectoral co-operation.

The ONE LOVE, ONE BLOOD, SAVES LIVES blood donor campaign in Jamaica has been translated to the UK through RAFFA’s innovative partnership with NHS Blood & Transplant who aim to recruit 7,000 Jamaicans and Caribbean people to their donor register over the next 5 years. This is the first ever campaign that involves UK Diaspora and Jamaica-based private, professional and civic organisations.

Rudi Page, CEO, RAFFA Blood for Life Programme 2015-2017, said “ We are extremely pleased that the Prime Minister of Jamaica has focussed on under-served communities, as we are determined with our stakeholders to make a significant impact on Public Health and Maternal Health, Care & Education through the mobile blood collection units serving every neighbourhood across Jamaica.

Dr Fenton Ferguson said “The prime minister is deeply concerned about the under served areas and rural Jamaica, and so she has put in place a Rural Development Unit. We have a national blood transfusion service mobile unit to go across the island to collect blood”.

ONE LOVE ONE BLOOD SAVES LIVES UK campaign begins at a meeting hosted by Bev Bogle, President, KIWANIS Club of Brixton supported by London Clubs at , Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Rd, SW9 7PH, Wednesday 11th February 2015,8pm All Welcome.

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Launch of the International Decade for People of African Descent

“People of African Descent: recognition, justice and development”

United Nations (UN) organization has declared an “International Decade For People of African Descent” from 1st of January 2015 – 31st of December 2024.

RAFFA, aims to get involved with the programme of activities at both a national and international level through the olympic award-winning “Passing the Baton” programme designed to inspire peaceful, caring and enterprising neigbhourhoods.

RAFFA, involvement will focus on the following objectives:

  • To strengthen national, regional and international action and cooperation in relation to the full enjoyment of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights by people of African descent, and their full and equal participation in all aspects of society;
  • To promote a greater knowledge of and respect for the diverse heritage, culture and contribution of people of African descent to the development of societies

 



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