Liberia: health NGO donates surgical gloves to major hospitals and health facilities

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Monrovia – In pursuit of its efforts to complement the government’s efforts to meet the health needs of the population, the health NGO – Refuge Place International (RPI) donated a huge batch of gloves this weekend. surgical operations at major hospitals and health facilities in and around Monrovia, including Redemption Hospital and James Davis Hospital, among others.

RPI Non-governmental organization created in December 2009 by the former Director General of the National Institute of Public Health of Liberia (NPHIL) Mosoka Fallah. RPI’s mission is to create a replicable model to empower poor and disenfranchised women and children residing in sub-Saharan Africa to create their own high-quality maternal, newborn and child (MNC) care services, with the goal of reduce the Mortality Rate of MNCs.

RPI Deputy Executive Director of Operations / Program Mr. Jim Saye Suah Jr., who presented the glove cartoons to the various health facilities, explained that the items were provided by a “good friend” of the group identified as Trish Morgan, from the United States of America (USA) as a way to help Liberia in the fight against COVID-19.

“Today we are donating over 100 packs of gloves to the government facility (Redemption Hospital, JDJ Medical Center, Duport Road Health Center, etc.) and to a private facility in the area of catchment from Refuge Place International Health good friend Trish Morgan from the United States as a way to help Liberia in the fight against COVID-19, ”Jim noted.

With a thirst to contribute her quota to the country’s healthcare delivery system, Suah revealed that RPI will be opening its second satellite clinic on December 3, 2021 in Nyema village, Todee district, Montserrado county.

The village of Nyema has been severely affected by the scourge of Ebola virus disease (EVD) which has claimed more than 5,000 lives. A total of 37 village members were affected by the virus and sent to Ebola treatment units. Of these 37, 14 have died. At the end of the Ebola epidemic, the village had 43 orphans.

“Preparations for the clinic started in January 2014. Dr Fallah worked with residents of Nyema village to plan the construction of an RPI health clinic in the community. In line with RPI’s cost-sharing model, community members were asked what they could contribute to. the construction of the clinic and RPI contributed to the rest. The community provided the land for the clinic, local building materials such as bricks, stone and sand, and labor. RPI supplied specialized building materials, ”said Suah.

The latest donation of surgical gloves and the upcoming opening of the satellite clinic are just a few of RPI’s many supports to the healthcare sector.

It should be remembered that during the second outbreak of the coronavirus disease, RPI donated 114 oxygen regulators and 15 factory-made oxygen concentrators to health facilities in Montserrado, Bong and Nimba counties.

Upon receiving the items, hospital administrators and facility managers congratulated RPI on their kind gesture and pledged that the donation would be used for its intended purpose.

“We want to say thank you to the organization, especially Dr Fallah, who has thought of us in the fight against covid-19. The donated gloves will be used for the purposes for which he sent them. And we hope and pray that other humanitarians will follow this example to contact us, ”added pharmacist Austin Choloplay of Redemption Hospital in the district of New Kru Town on Bushrod Island.

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