Orange Foundation, which is the humanitarian arm of Orange Liberia, has made a significant donation to Liberia’s Covid-19 efforts. The foundation presented a large assortment of anti-COVID-19 medicines and materials to support the efforts of five hospitals currently engaged in the Covid-19 fight as well as to the Liberian Nurses’ Association. The donation was made on Wednesday, July 14, 2021when the foundation turned over the supplies to the various hospital representatives at the GSA compound in Monrovia.
Making the donation, the Executive Director of Orange Foundation Madam Sara Elizabeth Buchanan reiterated that Orange has been a constant partner in the fight against COVID-19 since the pandemic hit Liberia in 2020. She mentioned that Orange Foundation was one of the first organizations to donate medical supplies as well as sanitation supplies and food to all 15 counties previously. She stated that this new donation, in response to the needs of the health industry, was a part of the ongoing efforts of Orange and the Orange Foundation to support the Liberian government efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country. She highlighted that the intent of the donations was to benefit a wide range of hospitals and health workers across the 15 counties.
Ms. Buchanan explained to the gathering of health care professionals that the items were an initial contribution and that the Orange Foundation would continue to make efforts to support the health sector. “We want to ensure that the designated hospitals handling Covid-19 cases receive these donations of medicines, PPEs and sanitation supplies” said Ms. Buchanan. “In addition, we are partnering with the Liberia Nurses’ Association to ensure that nurses in need receive various PPEs supplies and other essential items to help protect them as they work in the frontlines throughout the 15 counties.”
The donations were received by Liberia’s Minister of Health Dr. Wilhemina Jallah along with representatives from the ELWA hospital, the John F. Kennedy Hospital, the Phebe, Star Base, the14 Military hospital and the Liberia Nurses’ Association. The recipients all thanked Orange Foundation and Orange Liberia for its contributions to the health care sector and stated that the donations would be used as intended. Dr. Jallah praised Orange Liberia for its continued support of the health care sector and said that the donations would be utilized across Liberia.
“Everything we receive at the Ministry; we share with the counties. We provide some of the material we receive to the counties for onward distributions to hospitals in each county,” said Dr. Jallah.