Greatly impacting Jamaica's health status

Welcome to Smoker Project of The University of the West Indies’ Medical and Dental Class of 2021 (UWI MBBS/DDS 2021)

What is the Smoker Project?

For more than 60 years, Smoker has been a year-long project where third-year MBBS/DDS students execute a series of fundraisers, all in aid of a local hospital – the biggest fundraiser being a play entirely written, directed and performed by the class.

If I donate, where will my money be going?

‘We are proud to announce our Smoker beneficiary this year: the Port Maria Hospital The Port Maria Hospital will be the recipient of 100% of the funds garnered from the Smoker 2018 Project!

How much are you aiming to earn for Port Maria Hospital? How do you plan to do this?

We aim to earn J$4 million (USD$ 32,000)  in aid of the Port Maria Hospital through:

•           Sponsorship from various organisations/companies (local and abroad);

•           Our six-night play;

•           Smaller fundraisers (such as our upcoming Sip and Paint and Evening of Excellence);

•           Your kind donations through this page

As future medical practitioners, social outreach is a major part of our careers. We aim to improve the treatment facilities at Port Maria Hospital and to equip them with the ability to provide optimal health care, thereby improving the country’s health status.

No amount is too small to donate. Port Maria Hospital needs your support!

How can I find out more about Smoker 2018?

You can email us at, or follow us on Instagram @uwismoker2018 and like our Facebook page: UWI Smoker 2018!

How will the funds be used?

The Port Maria Hospital is a type C, 60-bed hospital in St. Mary, Jamaica that serves a population of over 125,000 persons.

The hospital offers several services:

·         Labour and delivery

·         Paediatrics

·         Accident and emergency

·         Laboratory

·         X-ray

Over the years, the hospital has suffered due to many shortcomings:

·         Their operating theatre and wards lack essential medical equipment

·     Their ambulances are inadequately equipped to provide life support during patient transport;

·         The hospital perimeter has no form of fence protection

·         The elevator unit is constantly under repair

We would like to help the Port Maria Hospital by alleviating as many of these needs as possible.

No amount is too small to donate. Port Maria Hospital needs your support!

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$10 USD

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$50 USD

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$10 USD

Anonymous USA

$700 USD

Gurendra Char

$190 USD

Branch Network Donor (s)

$76 USD

Anonymous Donor (s)

$500 USD

Gurendra Char

$1 USD

Gurendra Char

$9 USD

Vandana Char

$100 USD

Anonymous Donor (s)

$200 USD

Arjun Varma

$101 USD

Anonymous Donor (s)

$150 USD

Nyoka Clemetson

$30 USD

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.



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UWI MBBS/DDS Class of 2021
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Project Location:

  Port Maria, Jamaica