British Humanitarian Promises More Aid for Bong Hospitals

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The head of a British Charity organization, Maternal and Child Health Advocacy International (MCAI), Prof. David Southhall, has promised more humanitarian support for Bong County.

Prof. Southall made the disclosure recently to the Daily Observer in an interview at his Mamba Point, Monrovia office.

According to him, his organization will continue to support more effective health care delivery services to people in central Liberia.

Prof. Southhall said his organization had recently donated a half million dollar worth of surgical medical equipment to Phebe and C.B. Dunbar hospitals in Bong County.

He underscored that the donation is part of his organization’s way of strengthening the emergency health care program in the county.

Beside the donation, he said MCAI is also training senior midwifery in rural Liberia where there are no doctors to cater to women.

Mr. Southhall, who is also a professor of Pediatrics and Maternal Health, noted that the Charity was reasonably aware of the copious challenges facing the two hospitals in the county, particularly in the face of the Ebola virus disease that is claiming lives in the country.

Professor Southall informed the county health authorities that some of the items were procured by his organization while other charities in the United Kingdom donated a substantial portion to identify with the two hospitals as they faced the human killer disease.

Professor Southall named two oxygen generators, a huge assortment of antibiotics, oxygen concentrators as well as two emergency centers for the neo natal ward at the C. B. Dunbar Hospital as some of the equipment and supplies donated to the hospitals.

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