Rotary Clubs in Liberia and Rotary Districts 1640, 1670 and 1790 of France have dedicated a US$38,000 triage at the Suehn Community Clinic in Bomi County. Triage is a process of prioritizing sick or injured people for treatment, according to the seriousness of the condition or injury.
The one constructed in Bomi County was supported by the Rotary Foundation International (RFI) and was built with the support of Rotary Clubs of Monrovia, Sinkor, Gbarnga and Harper in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) following the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in 2014.
The MOH identified Suehn Clinic as a critical location for the triage, which contains two bedrooms for holding, a reservoir, a solar panel to provide water and light. Besides, beddings and towels as well as other items were provided by the Rotary Clubs in Liberia.
Aristide Tino Adediran, District Governor of 9101 of Rotary International expressed appreciation for the activities of Rotary Clubs in the country.
“The activities of the four Rotary Clubs in Liberia are impacting the livelihoods of the people. This is worth commending,” DG Adediran said.
He urged Liberia Rotarians to continue what they are doing by reaching out to the people in different ways to serve humanity and country.
DG Adediran said “You are definitely upholding the global motto of Rotary International of ‘service above self’ which is good in moving Liberia forward by buttressing the government’s national development agenda.”
He also thanked President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for creating an enabling environment where all Liberians and foreign residents can contribute their quotas to the development of the country.
Deputy Health Minister and the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh praised the Liberia Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Districts of France, and the Rotary Foundation for buttressing government’s health agenda.
Dr. Kateh called on the officer–In–Charge of the Suehn Community Clinic, Tamba Borbor, to ensure that the facility is maintained, because that is a major challenge to every facility in the country.
He said the issue of the triage at various health facilities was introduced in the country through the Rotary Clubs during the Ebola outbreak, but it has now become a major component in the country’ s health sector.
Dr. Kateh said, “Today’s dedication signifies more collaboration between the Rotary Clubs in Liberia and the authorities of the Health Ministry in building a strong healthcare delivery system.”
He then challenged health workers across the country to be committed to the discharge of their respective duties, noting that through their commitment, they will effectively provide the needed healthcare to their patients.
Rotary Clubs in Liberia supported the efforts of government, communities and international partners in responding to the Ebola fight when they provided food and other items to those quarantined at the various Ebola Treatment Units.