Jennifer Lopez delivered medical equipment to the Panama Children's Hospital that will help "improve health care" for the youngsters of this country, where this week she kicks off her new world tour.

The 42-year-old singer and actress delivered the equipment in the name of the Lopez Family Foundation, which she founded together with her sister Linda, at an official event attended by Panamanian first lady Marta Linares and Health Minister Franklin Vergara.

"Having this foundation that provides medical assistance is truly a blessing" because "it gives us the chance to offer health care and education to thousands of people" in Puerto Rico and now in Panama, JLO said.

The Lopez Family Foundation said in a press release that the equipment donated consists of seven telemedicine centers to be installed in different pediatric centers around Panama this year.

Specifically, these consist of digital diagostic equipment and video conference stations that will allow doctors to interact and collaborate in their patients' diagnosis and plans for treatment with colleagues in other Panamanian medical centers and with specialists at pediatric hospitals in Los Angeles.

JLO opens Thursday in Panama City a world concert tour that will include shows in Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada and the United States. 

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