38 Health Facilities in Bong Get Africare Support

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The head of Bong County Health Team, Dr. Samson Arzoaquoi, has lauded Africare-Liberia, a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) for its immense support to 38 clinics across the county.
He is also grateful to Africare for its support to the Outpatient Departments (OPD) at the Phebe and C.B Dunbar hospitals in Gbarnga.
Dr. Arzoaquoi recounted how the entity has renovated several clinics, including the Dekei Clinic in Fuamah District and has at the same time, provided motorcycles, drugs and incentives for support staff of those clinics as part its support to the county health system.
Dr. Arzoaquoi made the statement at the dedication of Africare’s seventh maternal “waiting home” at the Haindii Clinic in Haindii District on Thursday. The “waiting homes” are situated near health facilities where pregnant women nearing labor are hosted and given timely medical care and essential nutrition by trained midwives until they give birth.
The County Health Team, he said cherishes Africare’s support to the county’s health system, and will continue to work with its management to meet the health needs of the people.
He described the maternal waiting homes as a great achievement in the fight against maternal mortality (death) in the county, adding, “These maternal waiting homes have further enhanced access to health delivery in the county.”
Dr. Arzoaquoi called on community residents to support the center by taking their pregnant women to the clinics before delivery to reduce maternal mortality in the county.
Africare, as a leading NGO is committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities.
Africare Liberia Country Director, Ernest K. Gaie, said his entity’s expertise aims at capacity-building, community engagement, locally-driven behavior change, public-private partnerships, technical specialties, agriculture & food security, health, HIV & AIDS, among others.
These activities, he said are implemented on the cross-cutting themes, “Economic Development, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Women and Youth Empowerment.

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