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Liberia: World Hope International and Korlu-Bu Neuroscience donate various medical supplies to clinics in rural Montserrado County

Arthington – It was a time of joy and relief for health practitioners, including administrators, supervisors and nurses in rural Montserrado when World Hope International (WHI) in collaboration with its partners, including the Korle -Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF) and the Department of Health through the Montserrado County Health Team, they donated various medical items.

A total of nine health facilities in the St. Paul River District have benefited from the donation with a total population of over 108,721 patients per year.

The donation was part of an extension of WHI and KBNF’s joint efforts with the Montserrado County Health Team to strengthen the health care delivery system.

On the first day, the team, led by World Hope International Country Director Mathew Ndote, presented the papers at clinics in Gbondoi and Bromley in Virginia.

Some of the donated materials include syringes and needles, protective gear, BP cuffs, IV tubing, Ambu bags and bandages, among others.

Speaking to reporters at the end of the first day of distribution, Mr Ndote said WHI was heavily involved in providing water, sanitation and hygiene in deprived communities and in the fight against human trafficking. human being.

However, through this partnership with KBNF, and in conjunction with the Department of Health through the Montserrado County Health Team, it is providing much-needed assorted medical items – primarily IPC materials and medications to facilities to ensure the safety of their staff while they manage patients; he noticed that something was missing.

He commended KBNF as the main donor for providing these necessary supplies, including shipment handling and warehousing services, while WHI provided the logistics to deliver the items while the CHT coordinated the activity, was supplying its staff and needed labor to support delivery to the targeted facilities.

He noted that although global health is a key pillar of WHI across the world, this year 2022 was the first time that WHI Liberia started its work in the health sector. He thanked the Ministry of Health for the cooperation and for providing the necessary donation support and enabling the environment to contribute to the health sector in Liberia.

“Our main concern is for women and children who find it difficult to travel to health facilities outside their villages and towns,” he said.

“So by bringing services closer to the people and bringing the health supplies that health workers who need them most can break down barriers to accessing health care in rural areas, we believe it will help a lot to save lives.”

On separate occasions, clinic administrators thanked WHI and KBNF for the articles and pledged to use them for their intended purpose.

“We are blessed today for the items you – WHI and KBNF have brought to us. We are so overwhelmed and want to say a big thank you for thinking of Gbondoi Health Center at a time when we need it most. from you,” Marion C. Bropleh, the head of the Gbondoi clinic boasted.

Mr. Augusta K. Musa, Bromley OCI said, “We are very grateful to you for bringing us the IPC materials and essential drugs. We pray that you will return and continue to be our partners.

Also speaking, Mr. Ben D. Wilson, the St. Paul River District Clinical Supervisor, speaking on behalf of CHO, praised the joint effort of WHI and KBNF and said the materials will fill some of the main shortcomings of these facilities. . He revealed that the nine government health centers in the district serve thousands of residents of this part of Montserrado.

Meanwhile, the distribution exercise has come to an end at the Arthington Community Clinic. The joint delegation included officials from WHI, KBNF and the Ministry of Health, including Tori Victoria Chan, WHI’s Global Health Director often based in Sierra Leone, Helen Charles, Operations Manager, KBNF, and Fania Kamara, Coordinator of the health of WHI.

In brief remarks, Ms. Chan said she was happy to be in Liberia to be part of the handover exercise. She praised the collaboration between KBFN and WHI and expressed hope that the materials will have a meaningful impact.

KBNF’s Operations Manager, Hellen Charles, expressed her joy in being part of the delivery team and promised the clinics of KBNF’s continued collaboration with WHI and the Department of Health to address some of the challenges faced. health facilities in rural areas and disadvantaged communities.

World Hope International is a Christian relief and development organization that works with vulnerable and exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice around the world.

The Korlu-Bu Neuroscience Foundation is a Canadian charitable organization that improves the delivery of quality medical care for the brain and spine in West Africa and beyond. KBNF’s vision is to alleviate the suffering of West Africans with a special focus on those affected by brain and spinal diseases and to address related health issues.

Joan J. Dean

The author Joan J. Dean