As the decline in the Ebola fight continues, the Episcopal Church, with support from the Episcopal Community in the United States has distributed some medical and assorted food items to 16 health centers in the country.
The Most Rt. Rev. Bishop Dr. Jonathan B.B. Hart, who made the presentation recently on the compound of the Lutheran Church in Monrovia, said the donation would enhance the ongoing fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.
According to him, the church, through its development and health services arms, has always been in the vanguard to support government initiatives.
The Episcopal prelate said earlier this year, the church provided nutritional meals to Ebola victims at the Island Clinic Ebola Unit while assorted food items were also distributed to quarantine communities, along with medical supplies, as well as training teachers on the Ebola prevention measures in schools.
Bishop Hart, who is also the Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa, said that the role of the church against the Ebola virus is cardinal and because of that the Episcopal Church re-directs all of its strategies to the fight against the virus.
He disclosed that the Arch Deacon of the Episcopal Church, Rev. Moses King, led a team of reporters to the different centers in Cape Mount, and added that the support given those facilities will better equip them to combat Ebola.
Bishop Hart named the Bendaja Community Clinic in Porkpa District, St. Timothy Government Hospital in Robertsport, Mbaloma Community Clinic in Gola Konneh District in Grand Cape Mount and Mambo Community Clinic as health facilities that benefited from the assorted medical items in that region.
In Montserrado County clinics that benefited included United Pentecostal Church Medical Health Center in Soul Clinic and MASHCO Medical Center on Somalia Drive, Kingsville Community Clinic and Bensonville Health Center, among others.
He said these donations were made through the support of the United Society in England, the Trinity Wall Street Church in the United States and the International charity NETS FOR LIFE.
Receiving the items, the Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL) D. Jensen Seyenkulo thanked the Episcopal Church and its partners for the donation.
Institution that benefited from ECL and LECUSA gesture included the International Poly Clinic, Bromley Community and School Clinic, Crozierville Community Clinic, Bensonville Hospital, Banjor Community Clinic, Hope for Women International Health Center and the Faith Community Clinic in Montserrado County.
Other institutions were Chief Jallah Lone Medical Center in Gbarpolu County, Cuttington University, Bong County, Grand Bassa Government Hospital, Lutheran Church in Liberia and ECL & Trinity Cathedral Staff.