The Episcopal Church of Liberia in collaboration with the Episcopal Relief and Development and NETS FOR LIFE, an international charity organization, has intensified its distribution campaign of assorted medical items and anti-Ebola materials to buttress government efforts in combating the deadly Ebola virus.
The Episcopal Relief Development recently distributed food and non-food items and disinfectants to quarantined communities as part of the church’s contribution to eradicate the virus disease.
The organization is currently providing food support to Ebola victims at the Island Clinic health center, which has made significant impact in that region.
Speaking to the Daily Observer over the weekend, the program coordinator of the Episcopal Relief Development, Madam Agnes Perkins, said the exercise is aimed at enhancing the ongoing fight against the epidemic.
She added that the Episcopal Church, through its development and health services arms, has always been in the vanguard to help support government initiatives to improve the living condition of Liberians.
According to her, the church earlier provided nutritional meals to Ebola victims of the Island Ebola Unit, while assorted food items were also distributed to quarantined communities. The distribution of medical supplies is ongoing.
The head of the Episcopal Relief Development presented blankets, Personal Protective Gears, face masks, gloves, thermostats, aprons and bed sheets to the medical centers.
The role of the church against the Ebola virus is cardinal. This prompted the Episcopal Church to re-direct all of strategies to the fight against the virus.
An Archdeacon of the Episcopal Church, Rev. Moses King, who led a team of reporters to the different centers in Cape Mount County, added that the support given those facilities will better equip them to combat Ebola.
Rev. King said the Bendaja community clinic in Porkpa District, the St. Timothy Government Hospital in Robertsport, the Mbaloma community clinic in Gola Konneh District and Mambo community clinic also benefited from the assorted medical items in that region.
Montserrado County clinics that also benefited included United Pentecostal Church Medical Health Center in soul clinic, MASHCO medical center on the Somalia Drive, Kingsville Community Clinic and the Bensonville Health Center.