Barshell Foundation in collaboration with Lawrence A. Morris and Fobbie Henries Foundations donates a consignment of medical equipment to several clinics and health centers in Liberia.Beneficiaries include James N. Davies Hospital, Pipeline Health Center, Diversified Medical Clinic, Great Testimony Medical Clinic, Strong Faith Medical & Laboratory Clinic, Omega Community Clinic and Wein Town Medical Laboratory Clinic, among others all within electoral district #3 and 1 respectively.
The materials include wheel chairs, clutches, and hand gloves, among others at a total cost of US$21, 000.Montserrado County Electoral District #3 Coordinator, Daniel Deshield says the donation is in response to the health need and challenges faced by residents in the districts and Liberia generally.
Retrospectively, Mr. Deshield recalls a month ago, similar donation was made to several health centers as a means of identifying with those challenges facing the health sector.For his part, Montserrado County Electoral District #1 Representative Lawrence A. Morris, who represented his colleague Lawmaker Ceebee Barshell, says they were aware of the numerous challenges faced by health practitioners in the country, especially the lack of medical equipment.
He adds that the donation will immensely motivate health workers in their professional duties, saying, “They have collaboratively decided to lobby and mobilize with their colleagues in acquiring the items.”Representative Morris explains through the collective efforts of all Liberians, greater things can be achieved, adding, “Liberia is bigger than all of us.”
He discloses through their partnership, some yellow machines will soon arrive in the country to help in the execution of several community projects, which will include rehabilitation and construction of roads in the districts.Mr. Augustine M. Kpehe, District Health Coordinator thanks the Foundations for the magnanimous donation and calls on them for more collaborative efforts that will enhance development in the districts and the country at large.
Madam Jemima Brown, on behalf of the recipients praises Representatives Barshell and Morris as well as Mr. Fobbie Henries’ Foundation for their farsightedness in responding to the challenges they (health workers) are faced with as practitioners and promised that the items will be used for the intended purpose.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne