A faith-based organization in Liberia, under the nomenclature Act Alliance Liberia Forum, has turned over a seven-bedroom Ebola Isolation Center at the cost of US$40,000.00 to the Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County.
As part of the dedicatory program, the Chairman of the group, Allen Lincoln, also made available drugs and medical supplies valued at US$9,000.00, along with a consignment of bags of rice at the cost of US$1,500.00 for the families of health workers who died as a result of the Ebola virus disease.
Mr. Lincoln also presented US$26,000.00 to the Phebe Hospital Management for the motivation of its staff members who will work at the Isolation center. The Act Alliance Liberia Forum head said the gesture was intended to buttress government’s efforts in rapidly responding to the Ebola Virus Disease that continues to destroy many lives since its outbreak in March.
Mr. Lincoln said their partners in Geneva really regret the current health crisis with which Liberians are confronted, more especially at the time when the Country was putting some broken pieces together as the result of the fourteen years of civil war that also clinched thousands of lives. He assured Phebe of more donations by Act Alliance Liberia Forum, through its Geneva partners, in order to kick out the Ebola virus from the Country.
Mr. Lincoln called on the Management of the Phebe Hospital to make maximum use of the items, most especially at the isolation center that will relieve them from the many burdens confronting them in identifying victims of Ebola. Mr. Lincoln called for more support to Faith Based Organizations in the Country, adding that such organizations were integral partners in the health care delivery of the nation and its people.
Receiving the center as well as the items and cash, Bong County Health Officer Dr. Sampson Arzoaquoi thanked the group, describing its action as remarkable in the history of the Ministry of Health. Dr. Arzoaquoi said Act Alliance Liberia Forum, being a Faith-based Organization, has proven beyond expectation, especially for citizens of Bong County who continue to suffer from the Virus.
He promised proper use of the center and other items presented to them, further assuring that the message would be extended to the Minister of Health and Social Welfare and his associates.