Voices April - September 2023

10 39 April- September 2023 | VOICES Bi- Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica UTech, Jamaica Hosts Successful Back-to- School Community Health and Services Fair Mrs. Simone McGregor-Jackson (left)Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, UTech, Jamaica is being guided in the process of filling out a personal registration certificate by a representative from the Registrar General Department (RGD) during the UTech, Jamaica Backto-School Community Health and Services at the grounds of the Student Activity Centre (the Barn) Papine Campus on Thursday, July 27, 2023. University of Technology Jamaica, as part of the major outreach initiatives commemorating the institution’s 65th anniversary, hosted a successful Back-to-School Community Health and Services Fair on July 27, 2023, at its Papine and Arthur Wint Campuses. The health fair was jointly organized by the University’s Human Resources Division, the Community Service Department, Joint Colleges of Medicine, Oral Health, and Veterinary Sciences and the UTech, Jamaica Students’ Union. Scores of persons from communities surrounding the two campuses, as well as UTech, Jamaica employees, students and their family members, took advantage of the various health and wellness services offered throughout the day. Several partnering organizations were well represented by dedicated team members who, from well-equipped pop-up booths, offered well-needed services to the attendees. Among the free health services provided were back-to-school medicals for students aged 10 to 12, blood pressure, HIV and Body Mass Index (BMI) tests, eye and hearing checks, vaccination and oral health checks including dental cleaning and extractions. The health services were provided by UTech, Jamaica College of Oral Health, The Heart Foundation of Jamaica and Jamaica AIDS Support for Life, among others. Other patrons of the fair, seized the opportunity to receive assistance with personal documents such as their NIS, PATH, tax and health records with representatives on hand from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Registrar General Department, and the Ministry of Health’s National Health Fund. A mother (standing) watches as a UTech, Jamaica nursing student volunteer prepares to conduct medical screening on her son during the UTech, Jamaica Back-to-School Community Health and Services Fair held at the Papine Campus on, July 27, 2023