The C.B. Dunbar Maternity Hospital in Gbarnga has celebrated three years of existence, with a call for more support to the institution.
At the official program, the hospital’s Medical Director, Dr. Obed Dolo has said since the elevation of the hospital three years back, it has served and continues to serve as a center for the management of health-related problems within Bong and adjacent counties.
Dr. Dolo said the hospital, a maternity center, mainly intended for women and neonatal cases, in 2012 attended to two thousand pregnant women, indicating that the hospital has been recognized as one of the outstanding hospitals in the country-an evidence of being the first in the Republic to use the antis hart garment.
He said the hospital serves as a learning ground for medical students and student nurses from various universities and institutions across the country.
The C.B Dunbar Hospital, which is in the stage of transition from NGO sponsorship to government sponsorship, according to Dr. Dolo, is faced with a number of challenges, outlining the issue of staff salaries, lack of transport vehicles for workers, as well as encroachment on the hospital facility by community members, among others, as a few of the major problems hindering the growth of the health facility.
He then thanked the C.B. Dunbar family for the level of sacrifices rendered the people of Liberia. The program was celebrated under the theme: “working together for improved maternal and neonatal health.”