We are the graduates and former teachers of Jaffna Medical Faculty, in northern Sri Lanka, who have settled in the UK. We formed JMFOA-UK with the intention of helping our faculty, hospitals, their staff and our people back home. Our objective is the relief of sickness and the preservation and promotion of good health for the public benefit in Sri Lanka. Our projects were initially centred on teaching and training, but our current Resuscitation Project also involves donating vital life-saving equipment (see Projects page); we have also supported infrastructural projects. We are proud to preserve our identity and work as an independent, not-for-profit, non-political organisation.
JMFOA-UK Standing Order/ Giftaid Form
Please complete and return our Standing Order/ Giftaid form - if you are able to make a regular contribution, however small, it will help us to plan and expand our charity work in the North and East of Sri Lanka.
Save the date: JMFOA-UK Annual General Meeting and CME Programme - Saturday 13th January 2018 ..... watch this space for more details .....
JMFOA-UK Annual Fundraising Concert with dinner: 30th September 2017
The JMFOA-UK Annual Fundraising musical concert will take place on Saturday 30th September 2017, at Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes UB3 2UE. The doors will open at 5pm, the programme will start sharp at 5.30pm and finish at approx. 10pm.
We can now confirm that we will have three International Super-Singers to entertain us for the evening, Bharat from India, Jessica from Canada and Nirujan from Germany, accompanied by local artists.
For further information and
reservation of tickets
£100 family (2 adults & 2 children, or 3 adults)
£100 single donor (level 1)
£150 single donor (level 2)
2017 Update on Resuscitation Project
In the past year we have expanded the coverage of our Resuscitation Project from 14 to 25 hospitals in the North and East of Sri Lanka (see map opposite): Analaitivu, Batticalao (Teaching Hospital), Chankanai, Chavakachcheri, Echilampaththai, Jaffna (Teaching Hospital), Kalmunai North, Karainagar, Kayts, Kilinochchi, Mallavi, Mankulam, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Nainativu, Oddusuddan, Point Pedro, Pungudutivu, Puthukkudiyiruppu, Tellipalai, Thirukovil, Trincomalee, Vaharai, Velanai and Vavuniya
We have performed Needs Assessments and, using funds generously donated by our supporters through our annual fund-raising programmes, as well as from our sister JMFOA organisations in North America and New Zealand, have donated more vital equipment to these hospitals, to monitor deteriorating patients and treat cardio-respiratory arrest (see table opposite). Specialist members of our team have, in addition, continued their programme of on-going training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for these hospitals, and in the past year we have included training in the resuscitation of children.
We want to concentrate now on supporting two of the most deprived hospitals we have identified - Mallavi Hospital in the North and Thirukovil Hospital in the East (see map opposite), including the purchase of an essential medical steriliser for Thirukovil Hospital. In addition we are working with Teaching Hospital Jaffna to set up a 24/7 Cardiac Arrest emergency team, which would be one of the first of its kind in Sri Lanka.