As Liberia’s countdown against the Ebola virus disease (EVD) continues, the Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday received a US$25K boost of medical supplies to enhance its post-Ebola functions.
According to the Liberia Association of Metropolitan Atlanta (LAMA) in the State of Georgia, United States of America, the gesture was designed to enhance the elimination of Ebola virus from Liberia.
The medical supplies presented included surgical gloves, medical masks and other critical anti Ebola virus materials intended to respond to the current health needs of the country.
LAMA officials in Monrovia also disclosed that another charity that contributed to the donation was the Fulton County Employees Association of the State of Georgia.
During yesterday’s presentation, LAMA’s external communications officer Hassan M. Kiawu said the Ebola eradication in Liberia must be extended to Sierra Leone and Guinea-Conakry.
The minds and hearts of LAMA’s president Leo Mulbah and members were joining other well-meaning Liberians and partners to enhance the eradication of the deadly virus from Liberian soil, Mr. Kiawu said, quoting Mr. Mulbah.
He acknowledged that the Ministry of Health and partners have worked hard to the extent that even Liberians living abroad particularly in the USA are very grateful.
He further extended thanks and appreciation to other Liberian medical professionals and international medical agencies for working with Liberians to eradicate the deadly virus disease from all parts of the country.
The LAMA official also intimated that Liberians living in all parts of the world are watching with eager eyes for the total eradication of the virus from Liberia and neighboring countries.
“We in the USA are indeed glad to hear the good news coming out Liberia that this terrible sickness is being expelled from our country once and for all,” Mr. Mulbah concluded.
In brief remarks Madam Aba Hamilton of Monrovia disclosed that after an SOS message request was placed on her blog, LAMA was the first to ask what kind of medical supplies were needed.
Madam Hamilton also reiterated that efforts aimed at eradicating the disease from Liberia should be extended to the neighboring countries of Sierra Leone and Guinea-Conakry in order to save the Mano River Union basin.
“I’m indeed grateful and happy about the kind gestures of the two US humanitarian entities for their intervention,” Madam Hamilton said.
Accepting the donation, outgoing Deputy Health Minister for Administration Mathew K. Flomo thanked LAMA for the medical supplies and urged other Liberians to follow the fine example of the US- based Liberian charity.
He assured the LAMA officials and support partners that the supplies would be used for the purposes intended.