The Organization for Strategic Development in Jamaica


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Your help needed!

Join the network of individuals and companies helping to improve the lives of the people of Jamaica. Discover how you can enhance your career by giving of your time in volunteering.  There are a variety of ways you can get involved.  Whether you want to serve on a committee, participate in short term or long term missions, donate a few hours of your available time for a particular event, OSDJ has a position to match your interest.  For more information on how you can get involved call 763-503-0869 or send us an email:

Endoscopy Services for Central Jamaica

Isaac Bartley.jpgDr. Isaac Bartley, a frequent presenter and participant in the OSDJ Annual Advancements in Medicine and Healthcare Conference in Jamaica has accepted our request to help develop Endoscopy Services in Central Jamaica. 


In an effort to take advantage of his volunteer service to help the people of Jamaica we are seeking your support to raise US$40,000 over the next four weeks to purchase and ship needed Endoscope and supplies to Jamaica.   


You can make your tax-deductible contributions online via Paypal by clicking on the Endoscopy Donation button below or make check payable to OSDJ and mail it to:



6701 80th Ave. N

Brooklyn Park MN 55445


OSDJ is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.  Your contribution to this cause is tax-deductible.

Jamaica Healthcare 2030 Vision

National Hypertension Research

Advancements in Medicine and Healthcare 2016



Join us for the 2016 annual Advancements in Medicine and Healthcare conference and the Lunch of the National Hypertension Research February 22-27, 2016.


Thanks to the many healthcare professionals in the Jamaican Diaspora and Friends of Jamaica who have been working tirelessly to develop the framework for integrating their outreach effort into the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Health.  The framework document was presented to the Diaspora Advisory Body to the Minister of Health for review in February 2015.  A key element of the Framework is the identification and appointment of member of  Hospital Liaisons  network from Jamaica (25), Canada (25), United Kingdom (25) and the United States (25).  These individuals will play a key role in developing their respected hospital support team and the launching of the National Hypertension Research.


If you are interested in being part of a Hospital Support Team or the National Hypertension Research effort please send us an email at or contact Mr. Victor Cummings,( Chair of the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Body to the Minister of Health.


Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare Outreach Team

Dr. Mark Gormley, Jr. and his team from Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Minnesota are creating history as they continue to reach out to need children in Jamaica. He was a member of the OSDJ Fact Finding Team of May 2005 and presented at the Advancement in Medicine 2007 and 2008 conference.  In February 2010 Dr. Gormley and his team performed the first rhizotomy surgery in Jamaica. (view video on YouTube).  Since then, they have traveled to Jamaica twice per year to treat children at Bustamante Hospital for Children and the University of the West Indies.


Through the strong support of Dr. Paul Dawson and the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and the leadership of Bustamante Hospital for Children, the team from Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare plans to increase their trips to Jamaica to four time per year.  They are also in discussions with the leadership of OSDJ and the Ministry of Health to develop a permanent clinic (building) in Jamaica to support their outreach efforts.


The work of Dr. Grormley and Dr. Dawson and their respective teams is a fine example of the kind of collaborative engagements we hope the Advancements in Medicine and Healthcare conference continues to produce as we seek to assist in the development of the healthcare delivery system of Jamaica.  Watch for more detail on how you can support this outreach effort.

The Organizations for Strategic Development in Jamaica


Committed to leading healthcare, community development and educational initiatives to strengthen and improve the quality of lives in Jamaica by helping Jamaicans to help themselves through effective partnerships with individuals, corporations, academic institutions, Churches, Para-Church organizations and civic groups.


For More information Contact:

Wayland Richards at 763-503-0869 or


Mailing Address:


6701 80th Ave. N

Brooklyn Park MN 55445


OSDJ is a registered non-profit organization in the State of Minnesota with operations in Jamaica

Tax ID: 36-4496126

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