Africare/Liberia recently delivered a total of $180,000 in medical supplies to the two biggest hospitals in Bong County, Liberia.
The Ebola outbreak is not only killing Liberians directly. The fear it causes in citizens and in health care professionals, who are often insufficiently equipped to carry out their duties safely protected from Ebola, is causing health facilities to close. This means that all Liberians, even those not suffering from Ebola, are struggling to receive health care when they need it, and people are dying from other illnesses, like malaria, that they could have received treatment for prior to the outbreak. In addition to equipping facilities to control Ebola, Africare aims to help restore the routine health services the Ebola outbreak has interrupted.
For these deliveries, Africare is grateful for the support of our donors and for the partnership of Direct Relief in making the medical supplies available.
More shipments of medical supplies will be arriving in Liberia in the coming weeks, and Africare/Liberia will continue to distribute these supplies to local health facilities.
The presentation of the medical supplies to Phebe and C.B. Dunbar hospitals was covered by C.Y. Kwanue of Liberia’s Daily Observer. Click here to read the local news coverage.