Healing Little Hearts in Jamaica

Core Program

Gift of Life International has partnered with Chain of Hope UK in Jamaica since 2011. Within the coming year, this program will reach a point of sustainability and will be overseen by Chain of Hope Jamaica as Jamaican hearts continue to be healed.

The new pediatric cardiac unit at Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) is now open, allowing for Jamaican children with heart disease to be treated in their country of birth. This facility was built and equipped in a collaborative effort between like-minded partners, The Digicel Foundation, Rotary partners, BHC administration and the Jamaican government.

Accomplishments to Date:

835 Children Treated
$2.22M Invested
22 Training Visits Conducted

Focus for 2020:

Empowerment of Jamaican doctors and nurses to provide care on a sustainable basis and increase the capacity of the program with the completion of the new cardiac unit and cath lab

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Impact of Your Donation


Could provide regular exams following surgery


Could provide medicines needed to ensure a healthy recovery


Could provide 6 months of nutritional assistance prior to surgery


Could provide one year of nutritional assistance following surgery