Miss Jamaica to volunteer at Sav hospital

April 12, 2016

Miss Jamaica World, Dr Sanneta Myrie, who placed fourth in the 2015 Miss World Competition in Sanya, China, will volunteer at Savanna la Mar General Hospital in Westmoreland.

Dr Myrie will join Lorna L Rawle, president of US-based United Missions of Goodwill (UMG) and a team of 25 health care professionals including surgeons, anaesthesiologists, nurse Anaesthetists, Registered Nurses and surgical technicians who will offer their services at the hospital from May 2-6.

"It is an immense honour to be invited to be apart of this initiative alongside Missions of Goodwill," said Dr Myrie, who has family roots in Westmoreland. "It is always a privilege and blessing to be given the opportunity to combine my passion for medicine, be a medical doctor, with my Miss Jamaica World duties."  

New York-based Jamaican-born Rawle, who is scheduled to arrive in Kingston ahead of the Diaspora medical team, migrated to the USA in 1985. She has a passion for education and health care, especially for the under served. She is currently a registered nurse specialising in anaesthesiology.

A missionary since 2003, she has travelled to different parts of the world serving the poor. March 2012 opened a window of opportunity for her when Dr Cecil Bachelor, Senior Medical Officer at the Princess Margaret hospital in Morant Bay, St Thomas, hosted a surgical mission that she co-ordinated. Over 40 volunteers from the US joined the mission that year.

Since 2012 she has led six medical missions to Jamaica under the austerities of UMG that included stops at the Trinity Ville health fair (2013); Port Antonio hospital & clinics (2014) and the May Pen Hospital & Bridgeport dental clinic in 2015. UMG will donate an operating room table, an incubator, an infant warmer plus other medical items to Sav hospital during their visit in May. 

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