The Ministry of Health in association with Fontana Pharmacy has implemented an initiative under the ‘Good Health Begins at Home’ Programme which is geared towards empowering parents to provide the best care possible or themselves and their children.

The ‘Best for Mommy & Baby’ Launch was piloted at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in May 2017. The second launch hosted here at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

The Public/Private Partnership Launch was held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at The Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit Lecture Theatre.

Speakers In attendance were:



Mr. Kevin Allen, CEO

Dr. Donnette Simms-Stewart, UHWI Consultant, OB/GYN

Dr Hilda Ming Director, Nursing Development

Dr. Cathy Maddan

Mrs. Helena Thomson, Snr. Director – Nursing

Mrs. Judith Longmore-Carridice

Mrs. Shailendra Murdock



The Most Hon. Juliet Holness, MP

The Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, Health Ministry

Dr. Michael Coombs, Regional Technical Director, SRHA


Fontana Pharmacy

Mr. Kevin O’Brien Chang, CEO



Ms. Nervalin Mendez, UHWI RN/RM, OB/GYN