Turkey Donates US$361,000 Post-Ebola Equipment, Medicines

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The government and people of Turkey have presented a cargo of urgently needed post-Ebola medical equipment and pharmaceutical products to the Liberian government to boost its post-Ebola strategy. The consignment is valued at US$361K.

The post-Ebola materials, donated through the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) and the Ministry of Health of Turkey were presented on Saturday at Robert International Airport (RIA), in Margibi County.

The donation is in addition to previously contributed 156 boxes of medical and hygiene supplies and two ambulances, costing US$60,000 and US$100,000, respectively.

The donated items include Plash Thermometers, sterile injectors, sterile pinpoint, beds, surgical bones, Oral SUS, Lactatli Ringers, Flotic Sedoral Bulbs, Serum Sets and Hidazol.

Turkey's Consul General in Liberia, Mr. Lusinee F. Kamara, Sr., stated that the donation is in fulfillment of Turkey’s commitment to support Liberia in its post-Ebola strategy as the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) declines and to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Liberia’s Chief of Protocol, Rufus Dio Neufville, hailed the gesture of Turkey stating that the post-Ebola materials are timely owing to the rapid decline of the virus in the country.

The Assistant Health Minister for Administration, John M. Linka, expressed appreciation on behalf of the Minister, health and medical practitioners, for the medical equipment and supplies which he described as “a worthy donation.”

For his part the Assistant Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dehpue Y. Zuo, said the donation marks a milestone in the growing relationship between Liberia and Turkey.

"We are happy for the anti-Ebola equipment and materials, which will be used to save lives and improve the health sector, Assistant Minister Zuo said.

An employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared: “God is definitely working here.  It’s really incredible how things are coming together.”

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