Several Health centers throughout Liberia beginning with those in Montserrado, Grand Bassa, and Lofa Counties, received Ebola Medical Supplies and equipment from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Eta Epsilon Lambda Chapter.
The donation ceremony was held on Friday, February 20, at the Fish Market, Airfield Congo Town Public Ground.
This donation benefitted ten health centers within Montserrado, Grand Bassa, and Lofa Counties, and will later move to other parts of the country, according to the organizers.
The benefitting hospitals and clinics, include the Bensonville Hospital and Duport Road Community Clinic in Paynesville, the TB Annex in Congo Town and the Lakpazee Clinic in the Airfield Community.
Others are the Clara Town Community Clinic, the Gardnersville Community Clinic, Owen’s Grove Clinic, Government Hospital in Buchannan, and the Unity Conference Center Ebola Treatment Unit.
Friday’s donation is the second by the Alpha Phi Alpha Inc Liberia Chapter intended to identify with the Liberian government’s fight against the Ebola epidemic.
Alpha Phi Alpha recently constructed an Ebola Treatment Unit at the Unity Conference Center. It is now in Operation.
According to the President and Chief Dean of Alpha Phi Alpha, Mr. T. Nelson Williams, the materials and equipment donated include: examination and surgical gloves, surgical masks, injection needles, intensive care materials, PPEs, test tubes, thermometers and sanitizers.
Meanwhile during Friday’s donation ceremony, Alpha Phi Alpha also recognized the sacrificial contribution of Liberia’s health professionals and workers in the on-going fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., Mayor of Monrovia, Clara Doe Mvogo, and Health Assistant Minister Tolbert Nyenswah attended the presentation ceremony.