March 23rd is a significant date on the calendars of two Central Eastern European nations (Hungary and Poland). In 2007, the respective parliaments of both countries declared March 23rd as ‘The Day of Polish-Hungarian Friendship’ by unanimous decree.
It is the opinion of citizens from both countries that a friendly relationship is exhibited between the two nations. This type of relationship is associated with the old proverb – Lengyel, magyar két jó barát, együtt harcol s issza borát.’ In English, it means ‘Hungarians and Poles are two brothers, they fight together and they drink together’.
In Jamaica, this Friendship is reflected in the collaboration and contribution that Medimpex Jamaica Ltd. & Medimpex West Indies Ltd., (subsidiaries of the Hungarian pharmaceutical companies Gedeon Richter and Egis) provide to the Polish Catholic Mission – “The Holy Spirit Foundation” which is located in Maggotty, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.
Holy Spirit Foundation was established in an attempt to address the poverty in the area around Maggotty, under the direction of Father Marek Bzinkowski, with the assistance of many people from around the world. A mission has been established and several programs have been implemented but most importantly a general clinic (Holy Spirit Clinic) was established to assist with the medical needs of the citizens in and around the community. The Foundation is involved in many areas such as social services, jobs, leadership, education, health care, hope and sustainable programs.
Medimpex Jamaica Ltd. & Medimpex West Indies Ltd. are proud to contribute to the development and expansion of the Mission in Maggotty, St. Elizabeth on the beautiful island of Jamaica.