Liberia: Latter-Day Saints Donate Surgical Equipment to JFD Hospital

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Charity has donated 33 different types of medical equipment to the Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County. The donation is valued at almost USD 100,000.

The equipment will help improve service delivery at the hospitals. The donated pieces of equipment include an Amputation surgery machine, Burr Hole Surgery, Abdominal Surgery Machine, Tonsillectomy Machine, Appendectomy and Hernia and Surgery Adult One Tube, amongst others.

Presenting the equipment, Elder Lee Trapani said that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a worldwide charity that receives donations from people from around the world and asks people like him who live in Liberia to find “good places to spend their money.”

According to him, a year ago, a request for help was made by one of the hospital’s staff, who asked him to consider looking into the needs of the Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Nimba County. 

Elder Lee Trapani said: “After our visit, we saw the need to help the hospital support the staff to work effectively. We know that your needs do not stop with the equipment we are donating today. It’s our privilege to hand over this equipment to Dr. Dolo and the hospital.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Jackson F. Doe regional referral hospital, Dr. Ponnie Robertlee Dolo MD, Ph.D. on behalf of the Minister of Health Dr. Louise Kpoto thanked the hospital for the donation and said, it will do a lot in serving patients who visit the hospital. 

He said: “The 33 different pieces of medical equipment donated will improve the quality of care for patients. On behalf of the minister of health, D. Louise Kpoto, we thank you for the donation.”