The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Workers Association (MOFAWA) yesterday donated some assorted items to victims of the Ebola virus at the Island Clinic Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on the Bushrod Island.
The items donated included sacks of safe drinking water, several cartons of juices, Detol and other disinfectants as well as bales of used clothing, bed sheets and slippers.
Making the presentation on behalf of his fellow workers, MOFAWA president Emmanuel Tableh said the gesture was the Association’s way of identifying with those victimized by the Ebola disease as they fight to survive the terrible virus during this critical period of the nation’s history.
Mr. Tableh, who himself is a clinician, expressed the hope that though Ebola is a disease that inflicts pain and afflictions on its victims, yet with the collective humanitarian efforts and assistance of Liberians and the international community, the virus will soon be defeated.
Mr. Tableh expressed appreciation to doctors, nurses and other healthcare givers who are on the frontline of the Ebola fight, for their tireless efforts towards the eradication of the disease. It is they who have helped reduce the transmission of the killer virus in Liberia.
The spokesman then thanked his fellow employees of the Ministry for supporting this worthy humanitarian initiative and applauded the Ngafuan led- Administration for affording them the space to make this presentation.
Receiving the items on behalf of the ETU, Dr. Atai Omoruto assured MOFAWA that the items would be distributed to the most needy victims. He expressed gratitude to the association's leadership for the timely humanitarian gesture.
While welcoming the Foreign Ministry’s team at the ETU, the Ugandan physician hailed its leadership for being courageous enough to walk into the center to make such a laudable and excellent donation, describing the initiative as appropriate humanitarian gesture.
Dr. Omoruto said it is not the quantity that matters but the thought of identifying with people in distress in ETU centers. He extolled them as patriotic citizens with the passion to extend a helping hand to their fellow citizens victimized by the disease.
She then admonished the association to continue to render such a humanitarian services as Liberia intensifies its battle against the Ebola virus.
The Ugandan doctor further warned that despite the gains made in the fight against the virus, Liberians should not be complacent but continue to take seriously all precautionary measures in order to drive the virus totally out of Liberia.