Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (2nd right), presents a cheque for $10 million to Professor Jennifer Knight-Madden (2nd left) of the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, to fund research on sickle cell disease in Jamaica, during a ceremony at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston on March 10. Others (from left) are: Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Fund (NHF),Everton Anderson; Chairman, NHF, Sterling Soares; and Principal of the UWI, Professor Archibald McDonald. Under its Institutional Benefit Programme, the NHF is providing grant funding of $35.4 million to finance five medical research projects at the UWI.
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