Cummings Africa Foundation or CAF has donated medical supplies worth US$100,000 to the J.J. Dossen Memorial referral hospital in Harper City, Maryland County – southeast Liberia.
The Foundation is owned by presidential hopeful and Standard Bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings. The consignment includes gauzes, bandages, surgery beds, pampers, and respiratory tanks, among others.CAF country director Ms. Fatu Gbedema says the donation is in response to a request from the hospital authorities to Mr. Alexander B. Cummings during a recent visit to the county.
Receiving the consignment on behalf of the hospital, chief administrator Ms. Julian Natt Doe, lauded the Cummings Africa Foundation for the gesture and promised that they will be used for the intended purpose. She says the medical materials would serve the hospital for long period, because their expiry date is 2021.
Madam Doe continues that the hospital looks forward to more donations from CAF and other humanitarian organizations to enable the hospital adequately meet the health needs of patients.
CAF implemented 24 quick impact projects with 25 implementing partners in eighteen months, benefiting about 30,097 persons in the areas of Agriculture, Health, and Education at a cost of US$289,386.00.
The Foundation paid WAEC fees and provided tutorial support for 2,322 pupils from 21 schools across Maryland Country. It also established the Alexander B. Cummings, Jr. modern computer lab at the University of Liberia Fendell Campus, among others.
For her part, Miss Maryland 2017 and Miss Liberia 2nd runner up Goretti L. Itoka, on behalf of young people in the county lauds CAF for the level of support brought to the county health system by the Cummings Africa Foundation, adding that it will enable the hospital to cater to more patients. However, she calls on the hospital authorities at the hospital to ensure that the donations are used for their intended purpose.
-Editing by Jonathan Browne