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Dr Jillian Lewis, Neonatologist UHWI and Founder The Caring for Miracles Foundation and team are working towards a world where all newborns have access to optimal healthcare!

Dr Jillian Lewis, Neonatologist UHWI and Founder The Caring for Miracles Foundation and team are working towards a world where all newborns have access to optimal healthcare!

The Caring for Miracles Foundation was created in pursuit of the vision that all children attain optimal physical, mental and emotional health in order to achieve their greatest potential. The recognition of the pivotal role that the experience in the first few days to weeks of life plays in the trajectory of any child’s life has directed the mission of this foundation, which is to ensure that ‘all newborns receive equitable, optimal healthcare’.The Foundation intends to adopt Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and work collaboratively with local medical teams and governments to improve the care delivered to Neonates in these countries by providing support for the purchase of necessary life-saving equipment, training of medical, nursing, biomedical and allied staff as required, with the aim of reducing the Neonatal Mortality rate to < 12/1000 live births. This aligns with the third of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

We have decided to focus on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the UHWI, Kingston, Jamaica for the next five years, with a view to being instrumental in positioning this unit as one of the state of the art quaternary referral centres for the Caribbean. We plan to support the education of Community Physicians in Jamaica on a myriad of Neonatal related issues. We then plan to expand to the Caribbean region with a focus on University Affiliated Hospitals and select non-campus countries with a view to standardizing the delivery of care to newborn children in the region and reducing mortality. It is a big dream, which will require a careful, phased approach, and lots of visibility and financial support. But we think it is possible and it is certainly necessary. We are excited about the possibilities!

The support of the public and the private sector is essential to the success of this necessary venture. We cannot do this without you! We hope that you would be willing to partner with us on this journey to ‘Optimal Healthcare for all Newborns!'

The Caring for Miracles Foundation members:

  • Dr. Jillian Lewis- Founder and Chair Board of Directors, ‘The Caring for Miracles Foundation’, Neonatologist University Hospital of the West Indies, Associate Lecturer University of the West Indies(UWI)
  • Dr. Marilyn Giorgi- Vice-Chair, Director of Neonatology Penn Medicine Princeton - the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Network
  • Dr. Jennifer Young- Member board of Directors, Programme Director University of Toronto TriHospital Perinatal-Neonatal Fellowship
  • Nurse Claudiann Nelson-Rodney-Member board of Directors, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, UHWI, Founder nicuawareness.com,
  • Sister Judy-Ann Henry- Alexander- Member board of Directors, Quality Assurance Officer UHWI
  • Ms. Simone Forbes, -Member Board of Directors, Sports personality, Parent NICU graduate
  • Dr. Marsha Gooden-Member, Paediatric Nephrologist
  • Mrs. Prudence Gentles, Operations Manager
  • Ms. Daisy Pedley -Member -Accountant
  • Dr. Marlon Timothy-Member, Director of Neonatology Port of Spain General and Sangre Grande Hospitals Trinidad
  • Ms. Francine Baron- Lawyer
  • Ms. Leah Shifferaw- Website designer and social media strategist
  • Ms. Michelle Nunez-Volunteer, Artist

You may support or contact the foundation using the below:

Address: 20 Hillcrest Ave, Kingston 6

Email: caringformiraclesfoundation@gmail.com

Phone: 1-876-553-6515

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