A Spanish humanitarian foundation, Women for Africa, has turned over materials worth 9, 230, 87€ to the Catholic Hospital for fight against Ebola.
The donation by the foundation was made possible through the instrumentality of Maria Teresa Fernandez De La Vega, former Vice President of the Spanish Government, who currently chairs the Women for Africa.
The items donated include masks of various kinds, protective suits protective eyeglasses, gloves and boots.
According to Juan Criado Clemente, Chargè d’Affaires of Spain in Liberia, the donation went to the Catholic Hospital because Women for Africa has a working connection with that hospital.
He told the Daily Observer that though the materials went to the Catholic Hospital, other smaller clinics and health centers will still benefit as Ebola is a national concern that involves the participation of all in fight.
Chargè d’Affaires Clemente said in order for the materials to reach the expected destinations, he as a representative of the Spanish Government assisted in the shipment process.
He also lauded the World Food Program (WFP) for providing the trucks to transport the materials.
Ebola entered Liberia from Guinea since April this year and has reportedly been spreading and claiming lives in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The Senate recently called on the Executive to declare it as national health emergency, suggesting US$1.2 million to fight it.
Since the outbreak, medical practitioners in the country have complained of lack of materials to protect them from contracting the disease as they cater to suspected patients.
Some medical practitioners have reportedly died as a result of contracting the disease.
The Ebola crisis, coupled with other national issues, has led to the cancellation of the regular Independence Day celebration, but with instruction from government that every Liberian should observe it in intercessory prayer to seek God’s intervention.